Reflections for Lent

‘Lent’ is the six week period leading up to Easter (similar to ‘advent’ being the build up to Christmas).

While advent is a celebration and a time of great anticipation, Lent is more often seen as a time of serious preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. From its start on Ash Wednesday until its conclusion on Easter Sunday, Lent has been a traditional time for fasting, giving something up or abstinence. Just as we carefully prepare for events in our personal lives, such as a wedding, or birthday; Lent invites us to make our minds and hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (this year it is 22nd February), which is always held 46 days (40 fasting days and 6 Sundays) before Easter Sunday.

We invite you take part (in your own time) in weekly reflections on the life and death of Jesus. These are below, with new reflections being added weekly until Easter.

Lenten Reflection 5 – Lamentations 3

Lenten Reflection 4 – Isaiah 59

Lenten Reflection 3 – Revelation 5

Lenten Reflection 2 – Isaiah 58

Lenten Reflection 1 – Psalm 22