Ellaine Downie has always resisted participating in the spiritually nourishing sacrifices that precede Easter. But this year is different. “Unwillingly, I am experiencing what the disciples must have felt,” she says.
By KAREL REUS
Lenten reflection one
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and aft
We are in the season of Lent. From childhood we were encouraged to give something up to enable us to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus. People fast or give up red meat on Fridays. Give up technology. Give up alcohol.
REVIEW BY STEVEN CRUMP
BOOK SET | THE LABOUR OF LOVE: LENTEN STUDIES ON FOLLOWING CHRIST AT WORK | JOHN BOTTOMLEY
This series of Lenten Studies provides an opportunity to reflect on God’s presence in our daily work – pai
Are you still dusting off the last of the Christmas decorations? Or finishing that final slice of Yuletide cake? We don’t wish to alarm you but next week is the start of Lent, with Ash Wednesday falling next Wednesday 10