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From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday Growing Stronger in Faith
April is an exciting month for many reasons. With spring in full swing, many people are looking forward to warmer weather, but most importantly, this is the time we celebrate Easter. For the past few months, we’ve been preparing ourselves for this important holiday. As many of you know, the Easter season begins with Lent, which actually starts on Ash Wednesday, several weeks before Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday is a crucial part of the Lenten season because, as we receive the cross of ashes on our foreheads, we are reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Lent is a time to think about our own mortality and to reconcile with God. very similar to what many kids gave up. But as I grew older and came to truly understand the importance of Lent, my small sacrifices became a little more significant. I think Lent is an important time for Christians to help us grow in our faith. Lent is a time that we spend praying and repenting, which helps us become better people, not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others also. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice to give us new life, and by making small sacrifices of our own, we take a step toward bettering ourselves. We can also use the time we otherwise would have spent indulging in whatever we give up for Lent as a way to spend more time connecting with God through prayer. When I was growing up, the things I gave up for Lent — candy, sugary drinks, or treats —were
“Lent is a time that we spend praying and repenting, which helps us become better people, not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others also.”
interesting about Good Friday is that all people sin, but through Jesus’ sacrifice, those mistakes and sins are truly forgiven. By the time Easter Sunday arrives on April 12, we’ll all feel a little closer to God and more connected to our faith. As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, we too have the opportunity to start fresh and live the rest of the year as better versions of ourselves.
For 40 days, we spend our time repenting and building on our faith until we come to Good Friday. When this newsletter comes out, we’ll probably be in the middle of Lent, and we’ll still have to wait a little while before Good Friday, but I think it’s important to think about now because of what it represents. On Good Friday, we observe the crucifixion and sacrifice of Jesus, which was a means to offer forgiveness for all our misdeeds in life. What I find most
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