Lent is the time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is forty days of self-examination and reflection. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry to others.
In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Our Lenten theme this year is Called to Works of Love. To compliment this theme Outreach is providing plenty of opportunity to focus on giving ourselves for others through works of love. Here are just a few things you can look forward to in the weeks ahead…