The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.'” (1 Corinthians 11:23, 24 NIV)
Every year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. During this time, observers practice fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. This is meant to imitate Jesus Christ’s actions and reflect on his life, death and resurrection. Lent was first practiced in the fourth century as a period of self-examination and self-denial to prepare for Easter.
While Lent is mainly observed by those of the Catholic, Wesleyan, and Anglican portions of the Church, it lends itself to all of us that journey the Christ Life. My own church will be participating in a 40-day corporate fast leading up to Easter. But our goal is not just to remember what Jesus did for this season alone, but all year long.
Remember the price that Jesus made for you. Your best sacrifice is to live a life worthy of that sacrifice. Fasting & discipline have their place, but obedience should be our daily goal! You are loved today!