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March 2019 Letter from your Churchwardens -
It feels like we were only just talking about Christmas and yet now Spring is just around the corner; the bulbs have starting coming up and Easter is fast approaching. This means that we start the countdown, or rather the important build-
The whole build-
As an alternative however, I am reminded of a few recent sermons by Rick which have left me with many takeaway messages, one of which is that whilst we are, without exception, imperfect people and flawed, we are all unconditionally accepted in God’s eyes just as we are. If we think about this for a moment, in conjunction with the real meaning of Lent –‘to feel closer to God’, we would propose that rather than giving something up, an alternative could be that we concentrate on accepting who we are right now with all our flaws, and do something additional during Lent.
Taking on something new doesn’t need to be all-
So whether you manage to resist temptation, increase your individual contemplative time, join in fellowship together, or share and listen to music with others in church, may your Lent activity further enhance and add to who you are today and help you feel closer to God.
May the Lord continue to guide us all through 2019.
Alastair Cragg and Jayne Weaver -
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