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February - Message from Elizabeth
Will it be chocolate or television? This month we will begin the season of Lent, and ask ourselves the question again, what are we giving up? It is the time when we think about an action of self-discipline as we give up something we enjoy and try to stick to it for six weeks.
But Lent is much more than an exercise in will power. It was traditionally a time of prayer, reflection and preparation in the lead up to Easter. During Lent we remember how Jesus fasted in the desert to prepare himself for his ministry, and how he faced temptations yet resisted them. In the wilderness, Jesus turned away from the idea of an easy life and popular leadership, and chose instead the way of the cross, because that was the way that God had called him. Over the weeks of Lent, we follow Jesus in this way of suffering to the cross.
So as well as a time of giving something up, Lent is also a time for taking something up. What is it you could take up this time? Perhaps spending more time in prayer or setting aside time for reflection in a busy day to think about what God is saying to you. Reading a book to help you on your spiritual journey. Finding time to go and see someone who is in need. Joining a small group or the Lent meetings. Doing something new. Whatever it is for us, this Lent may we all once again take up our cross and follow Jesus.