Ministers thoughts for the month:
Lent, which finally begins this month is a time of inconvenience. It’s a time when we try to do things that can make us mindful. Whether we decide to give something up or we try to take something on it’s about consciously thinking about what we’re doing and why we’re doing about it.
We all know that Lent is a time for preparation for Easter. But what do we
really mean by that? Easter is the epicentre of the Christian year
signifiesrebirth, regeneration and resurrection. What are the things you need
to do in this time to get ready for that? I think this is completely individual.
the years I have tried various things like going vegan, spending a
specific time in prayer, fundraising for a cause or giving up coffee (that one
almost led to pastoral meltdown with my withdrawal
symptoms). I have
decided this year to let someone else come up with
my challenge so I have
signed up to https://40acts.org.uk/ which will give me a bible reading and a
challenge each day which I
can pick either a green, amber or red challenge
depending on the way I’m feeling and my schedule.
you decide to do make it meaningful. It isn’t just a quaint custom
but a real asset in the churches spiritual toolkit to help us prepare
holiest time of the year.
- Hull URC Team Ministry