Lent begins on Wednesday 14 February, providing an opportunity to fast and take stock of your relationship with God over 40 days. This article includes ideas to get you started if you are thinking about fasting this Lent.
Reflection of the week
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Honesty and integrity – two words that mean so much. And yet sometimes in today’s world there is not much importance placed on them. Often we stretch the truth a little, or we gossip and run down other people without realising it. Perhaps if we are selling something we exaggerate or we brag about ourselves to others. Our Lord has left us clear instructions for our lives and we need to revisit these words often.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. – Proverbs 4:23-27
Merciful and compassionate God, help us to obey your instructions. Let us first be honest with ourselves so that we can, in turn, be honest with others. Let us see that to gossip or hurt our friends with words also hurts you. May our hearts be the wellspring of the life that you offer us. These things we offer in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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