What is Lent?

A woman receives the sign of the cross in ashes on Ash Wednesday Photo by Ahna Ziegler on Unsplash

I grew up in the Assemblies of God and never adhered to the traditional Church calendar. We’d just do whatever the Spirit led us to do and call it a day. That approach can have it’s benefits, but I have come to enjoy the rich routine supplied in the Church calendar.

The Church calendar provides direction for Believers to follow throughout the year. It focuses our awareness on the various phases of Christ’s ministry. During Lent Christians are encouraged to meditate on our Savior’s path toward the cross.

Check out this article for a great explanation of Lent…

Dr. Gregory J. Wismar (2008, February). Keeping a Holy Lent. Reporter