‘There is no better time for growth than springtime. Lent is the springtime of the spirit.’(Wednesday 1st March is Ash Wednesday)
Lent begins on Wednesday 1st March when we celebrate Ash Wednesday. Lent is an old English word meaning ‘springtime’
It is a time for us to spiritually, and to an extent physically, share in the desert experience of Jesus. To be face to face with our own desert experiences; our smallness, vulnerability, fears and chaos of our lives; that is what Lent is about.
Mark 1: 12-15
At once the Spirit drove Him out into the desert,
and He remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan.
He was among wild beasts,
and the angels ministered to Him.