Lent in the Pandemic

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Lent is not a season where we simply give something up, or deprive ourselves.
According to Mr. Google, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. Lent began on Wednesday and lasts until April 3 and is is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities over a period of 40 days!
Lent is a time when we can recreate (to the extent of our ability) in authentic ways, walking in the footsteps of our saviour Christ as he was tested over 40 days and up to His crucifixion and resurrection.
Our current isolation offers us a rare opportunity to spend time and practice in reflection of the trials of Christ. We have lost much but many of us have gained so much more. Practicing the deprivation through which Christ demonstrated his deep love allows us to take tiny steps in his footprints.
The message of Lent seems to be threefold at its heart: Live on the words that come from God’s mouth, trust the Lord, and worship the Lord our God.
Lent is where the heart is when we serve Him only.
Paul Tigchelaar, Lead Principal