Spreading Love and Kindness at Easter

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday 17th February and people around the world will observe Lent in many different ways. But what is Lent?

Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter when we remember Jesus’ time in the desert and the challenges he faced when he was there.

The Bible tells us that Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert and didn’t eat for the time he was there. Imagine not eating for 40 days!

Because Jesus didn’t eat for 40 days, Christians like to remember this story by giving up something themselves during Lent. It could be a luxury such as chocolate, or something they enjoy such as watching tv or playing video games. By doing this they try to make more room for God and to be nearer to God.

This year, why don’t you go a step further and give something out to someone else?

The children have been invited to take on the 40acts challenge and 'give out’ acts of generosity and kindness as a way of putting others first during preparations for Easter.

Will you do 10 of the 40acts? Will you do all 40? It doesn’t matter – just make sure that the acts you do, you do well!

We look forward to hearing your news of all the ways you #spreadloveandkindness.