Thought For The Day – Wednesday 22nd February 2023
Ash Wednesday and Lent
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Following Shrove Tuesday yesterday, where thanks to former student Patrick Nunn, Mr. Cooper and the Interact helpers, we sold pancakes and cookies for Saint Michael’s Church (see the first picture above), today is Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the period of Lent which leads to remembering The Suffering, Sacrifice, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter.
The word Lent is derived from the Latin for fortieth and reflects the period of forty days and nights of reflection before Maundy Thursday, which remembers Jesus’ Last Supper, Good Friday, which remembers Jesus’ Crucifixion, and Easter Sunday, which remembers Jesus’ Resurrection.
On Ash Wednesday, some Christians receive ashes on their forehead, made from the burning of Palm Crosses from the previous year, as a sign of their faith.
Ash Wednesday reminds Christians of mortality and their sincere and deep faith and hope in The Life To Come at The Resurrection, which was shown by, and is founded in, God through Jesus Christ.
In Lent, Christians focus on praying to God, repentance (turning away) from sin, reconciliation (making peace with enemies) and giving time and money to charity. Some people may decide to give up something for Lent to remember God, Jesus Christ and those in need, whom Jesus loved and cared for.
At TBSHS, as last year (see the picture left), we will be collecting Easter Eggs for those in need courtesy of the inspirational Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank. If you wish to donate an Easter egg, and can afford to do so, please bring your Easter Egg to Room 8.