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The word “Lent” comes from the Anglo- Saxon word “lencten” the time of the year when days grow longer. The season begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the Saturday before Easter (Holy Saturday.) The period of Lent covers 40 days excluding Sundays since every Sunday is a “little Easter.” We are reminded of Jesus’ forty days spent in the wilderness and the temptation by Satan before Jesus began his ministry.
A time to look at the things we do that are wrong or that tempt us, asking God's and other people's forgiveness;
A time for giving up things that keep us from loving God and God's people fully;
A time for taking on disciplines that will help us grow closer to God;
A time to be more aware of what it means for God to love us unconditionally;
A time to root ourselves more deeply in the salvation we have in Christ.
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