I know it barely feels like Christmas and Epiphany is done with but get ready for another one of the big church seasons because Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on the 22nd February.
Lent is the season when the church prepares for Easter. During Lent we often lay down or pick up new habits. Whatever we do to help us journey through Lent, the real focus of the season is the horizon, where we look towards the cross and beyond to the empty tomb and the resurrected Jesus.
Whatever Lenten practices you find helpful this year, my hope and prayer for you is that they bring you nearer to God and that through them you come to know more deeply how much you are loved.
P.S. Do keep an eye on the church pew sheets and Facebook pages for more information about our annual Lent book-group that will be reading, Paula Gooder’s, ‘Women of Holy Week’. We’ll also be hosting more Be Still prayer sessions so please do watch out for those when they begin.