ASH WEDNESDAY falls on the 26th February and thus we begin Lent.
Lent is a season of preparation before Easter and an opportunity for all of us to pause a reflect upon our lives. In Lent we are encouraged to remember the things we haven't quite got right and to say 'sorry' to God for them, in the knowledge that God will forgive us. None of us are perfect and none of us get it right all the time but we have a God that loves us and who will always give us that additional chance to get it right the next time.
Lent has often been a time when we have been encouraged to give some thing up and to give that time or money to a good cause. We can also take something up, such as reading the Bible or a good spiritual book or simply giving a bit of extra time to prayer. It is a good discipline and it helps one appreciate Easter when it finally dawns.
How are you going to get through Lent? What might you do differently? Good questions to ponder on though Lent.