Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ash Wednesday in 2 minutes

Tomorrow we celebrate Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of season of Lent.  Lent is the time we remember Jesus' passion and a time of preparation for Jesus' resurrection at Easter.  During Lent we are called to: 
  • pray - talk to and listen to God
  • fast - give up something to remind us that Jesus gave his life for us
  • give alms - which can involve giving money or doing something for those in need
The following video reminds us of why we have ash placed on our foreheads and explains the importance of praying, fasting and alms giving on Ash Wednesday and throughout the whole of Lent.

During Lent we will be featuring 40 second messages about Lent.  if you'd like to share what you are doing or say something about your experience of Lent then let us know by using the contact form and we will make arrangements to record your 40 second message.