In this blog from Phil, he encourages us to use Lent as a time to strengthen ourselves spiritually so we can reach out to others more effectively. There are also ways you can engage practically at the end.
A blog for lent
But Lent is not just about giving up chocolate or cheese. Or other forms of abstinence.
Jesus talked about not making a song and dance about fasting, but it being personal & secret.
The rewards may indeed be physical benefits such as losing weight, feeling healthier, even food tasting better afterwards.
But it can also have a deeper, more hidden, impact.
Fasting can also help us to re-orientate ourselves spiritually, strengthen our spirits and refresh us and help us regain that lost sense of purpose.
Use Lent as an opportunity to draw near to God and strengthen your own commitment to Jesus.
Follow a daily reading scheme like:
And then use Ramadan as an opportunity to pray: