Lent Sacrifices

8 Feb

Okay, I am a little late with this, and have also shamelessly stolen the idea off my brother’s blog – but hey, I think it’s a good idea worth sharing. 

Lent is traditionally a time when Christians fast to think about Jesus and his sacrifice for us at Easter.
However, I feel like it’s often become a time when people give up things (TV, facebook, chocolate, meat) just for the sake of it and not really focussing on why they do it.
That’s why I don’t give anything up, which probably makes me just as bad!
 

Anyway, Christian Aid’s Lent Resources this year encourages us to count our blessings and then bless others by doing something to help those not as fortunate. Each day there is an activity to carry out (e.g 52p could pay for a notebook, pen, pencil, sharpener and chalk, allowing a woman or child to attend literacy classes in Afghanistan. Give 52p for each personal email or note you wrote today).

We have such unimaginable wealth in the West. Why not really think about lent this year. Jesus made such a sacrifice for us –we should be more than willing to make such a small sacrifice for him, and for others around the world.

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