Climbing out of the rut of our lives
A letter from the Vicar:
Lent is for Christians is a period of reflection and fasting, to prepare ourselves for the remembrance of the death and resurrection of Christ. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on 14th February, which also happens to be St Valentine’s day.
Both days are about love. People express love in all kinds of ways: chocolates and flowers, physical affection, undivided attention, and acts of service and kindness, to mention just a few. The love of Ash Wednesday is about different kind of love, a reminder of the love that God has for us, a sacrificial and unconditional love. Lent provides us with the opportunity to respond to that love, through giving things up, and by taking on a spiritual and physical ‘spring cleaning’, which enables us to climb out of the rut of our lives.
How we do this is very much up to our routines of life, and the demands they put upon us. We all know the ruts we are in, and we all know what we need to do to make a difference in our lives: to re-adjust, refocus and realign our lives on God, and living life in a way that reflects his love for us.
Details of our services and activities in Lent may be found on the 'What's On' page.