Spiritual re-orientation


spiritual re-orientation

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

Christians fast during Lent 1 and Muslims during the month of Ramadan2. And for the contemporary generation, some form of detox has also become popular.

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.  

But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others, but by your Father who is in secret.
— Matthew 6:17-18

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 is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself
— Jelauddin Rumi

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.

And your Father who sees in secret will reward you


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:


  1. Lent 2018 runs from 14 February to 29 March ⤴️

  2. Ramadan 2018 runs from 15 May to 14 June 🔙