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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Often, we forget that this life is temporary. We forget to “fix our eyes on what is unseen”, seeking pleasures from this world, which will only pass away.
Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? – Matthew 16:24-26
Lord, please remind me to put you first. Following you can be hard – as hard as “taking up our cross daily”. Give me your strength so that I will be able to find life, eternal life, with you.
May I not be so concerned with gaining the whole world, following the trends around me, but may I be concerned with following you more closely every day. Amen.
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