Minister’s Message – 11th February 2018
Are you going to fast something for Lent?
Lent starts on Wednesday, yes Valentine’s day, and in my experience it is well worth the effort.
As most of you know, I fasted from internet usage on my phone last Lent. Which to some, might seem like a joke. Consider this though, where I would have normally pulled out my phone for directions, I couldn’t, and in that
moment I remembered why I was doing what I was doing, and that Easter was coming. The same was true when I wanted to check Facebook on the go, or chat to someone on messenger, or make a bill payment through my bank app, and surf Trademe while in a cue.
By removing something which had slowly taken over my down time, I found myself continually reminded of the season I was in.
I still haven’t decided what I will fast from this Lent. If you haven’t, and are considering it, really think hard about what would cause you to pause, and take in the gravity of Easter.
Rev. Michael Frost