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Reflections by Jennifer Geach – The Joyful season of Lent

Lent comes early this year, and so we have hardly drawn breath from the end of Christmas at Candlemas before we find ourselves lurching into Lent. The word Lent means spring, and properly used the time of Lent, the “joyful season” as it is called in the prefaces of the time, gives us an opportunity to take stock and consider where we are, and where we are going: it is an annual opportunity to get our bearings. And we do this with the three age old weapons: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These tools, and only these tools, will enable us to free ourselves from sin, and bring us closer to the life of God. You can read the full reflection in the Portsmouth Diocese e-News – www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

 

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