Actions speak louder than words … Or so the saying goes!
The brilliant thing about Jesus’ life is that he spoke powerfully AND he consistently acted with compassion and integrity. Just take a look at his life: he healed lepers who everyone else avoided, he crossed social barriers to help those who were desperate, he engaged with foreigners who needed his help and he befriended rich people whose lives were empty. Jesus had time and kindness for each of them.
Wednesday 6th March is Ash Wednesday – the start of Lent – a 40 day season of personal spring cleaning! During Lent we think about Jesus’ wonderful life and the life he brought to others. And during Lent we celebrate that we are not alone but that God is with us challenging US to live His life of generous love.
This Lent at Church we will continue to celebrate all that God has done for us AND we will be trying to live Jesus’ way by responding to a “40 Acts” Challenge. Each day of Lent this initiative emails any of us that want to participate a challenge to show kindness and care to someone within our orbit.
If you would like to take part, simply type into your search engine: “40 Acts” and it will tell you what to do. The daily challenge comes with an inspirational message and is pitched at 3 levels: easy, challenging and committed – always remembering that this is you and God working together.
So, as Lent begins: Are you up for some action?