Fact of the month!
What is Lent? Lent is the period of 40 days, leading up to Easter every year. Lent is the time of year, we observe; to remember, concentrate, and reflect on what Easter is truly about. Of course, Easter is always observed on a Sunday each year; and is celebrated globally, as the day The Christ was resurrected from the grave, then went before several people he knew; before he was crucified. After being seen by several witnesses, Jesus was then raptured up; alive, to heaven.
Why is Lent so important?
Lent reminds us of the life, and ministry work, Jesus did during his original lifetime. Lent, reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus made for mankind, when he died on the cross during his crucifixion, for the remission, and forgiveness of all mankind's sins. Lent, helps us, to focus on what is important about Easter; and helps us to keep our own thoughts, hearts, and minds, on less of the commercialized ideas of the Easter Bunny; and direct our own hearts, to that of the love of God The Father, and the sacrifice of The Son, Jesus Christ. Lent 2021, is observed this year from February 17, 2021 to April 3, 2021, followed immediately by Easter Sunday; celebrated on April 4, 2021. Our recommendations for Lent, are the same as they are, for every part of the year.
1) Keep The Lord of Host in your thoughts as regularly as possible, for God so loved the world; he gave his only begotten son.
2) Fast for clarity and healing. Your fast may be a full or partial fast.
(Full Fast - No eating or drinking for 12 to 24 hours. Partial Fast - Give up, or abstain from; one item you love or like to eat, for the full 40 days of Lent, such as meat. Instead of eating meat; eat fish, fruits, veggies, and grains for the time of your fast.)
3) Focus on the truth of things, and not the commercialized ideas of the holiday season. Also, remember; do not become a nut or zealot. It is more than ok, to gather with church members, friends, and family; to celebrate throughout the holiday season.
Happy Lent, and Easter Season 2021.
The Shoes Saves Foundation