The season of Lent leads up to the most holy and sacred time of the Christian year. Together we take a journey with Jesus through the desert to Jerusalem, to the Cross and the celebration of His Resurrection on Easter, bringing us eternal life.
From ancient times, the preparation of Easter has been met with a season of fasting, prayer and giving. These spiritual disciplines allow us to turn away form self and move closer to God. In fasting we refrain from self-absorption; thus preparing us for prayer. In giving, Jesus asks that we give freely of ourselves to others and show mercy. Lent is a time to set goals that help us to live in Christ’s image. During this time, we share His mission of bringing about God’s Kingdom on earth.