I’ve always found the first verse of Matthew 4 confronting: “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit to be tested by the devil.”
We will soon begin our Lenten journey with the invitation to receive the mark of ashes during the liturgy of Ash Wednesday.
I hope that our journey through Lent this year will truly be undertaken in a spirit of pilgrimage which opens our minds and hearts to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
As we enter Lent, many parish churches across our diocese will suddenly be doing things a little differently. The way we worship and the way we use our spaces for worship are different compared to the rest of the year.