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12th March 2017 – Chocolate or Not

12th March 2017 – Chocolate or Not
March 10, 2017 Judith Simms

Is it better to give up chocolate

Or to put extra in the Food Bank Box?

Silly question,

Why not do both?


Is it better to fast

Or to invite someone to share a good meal?

Why not do both?


Is it better to refrain from a bad habit

Or have a jolly day out with a friend?

Why not do both?


Lent is not a time for either / or,

It is not all lamentation and self scrutiny

It is a time to share our faith,

To exercise self discipline indeed,

In deed!

To share in celebrations

With joy,

To offer Life.


Lent is for pausing and seeing

The heart of the Saviour in every conversation,

Every place

And releasing the power of the Spirit

Into our lives



Lent takes us on a hard journey

But we can pause

Admire the view,


And then continue.


Lent offers nourishment


It offers the

Face of Jesus

Lit by the Love of God.


Thanks be to God



Reading: Acts 4:32-37

STF 239  Sent by the Lord am I


Prayers for March by Hazel Parsons