Bp Gerald’s Pastoral Letter
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we begin the season of Lent, it is important to remember its purpose. The word “lent' derives from the Anglo Saxon word for springtime (ʻlencten').
Our spiritual springtime Lent is the 'springtime of the Christian life. We recall why Jesus came, and renew our efforts to respond to him. He taught
I came that they may have life and have it to the full.
The “life' he was referring to is his own divine life as the Son of God, the ‘eternal life' he shares with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. We have shared in this life since our Baptisms when we were born again ‘of water and the Holy Spirit.
The question for each of us this Lent, therefore, is 'Am I growing in the divine life Jesus wants to share with me “to the full”? (...)
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