Today is the beginning of Lent. It’s the six week period leading up to Easter. Many Christians see it as a time of solemn observance and preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. It is a traditional time for fasting or giving something up or abstinence. So what things should you give up this Lent: chocolate, alcohol, social media? The Bible has something to say about this too...
This Lent why don’t you take a sombre look at yourself and ask God to highlight any areas that He wants you to ‘give up’? May these next six weeks be a spiritual detox, as we heads towards Easter!
Gary Bastin - Hope Community Church leader