Are you counting down?
To what, you may ask?
Well, it’s nearly Lent…
and what does Lent mean?
As the 40 Acts site says:
The church doesn’t just meet,
Institutions and injustices, poverty and powerlessness – these problems seem too big for simple, everyday generosity to fix and yet God calls us to live like Jesus did.
Jesus didn’t change culture by means of assimilation, he lived a radically different life; characterised by love and expressed in generosity. He gave his resources, his time and ultimately his life. He always noticed people’s needs, stopping to help the physically and spiritually poor, and in doing so he changed the world.
Following Jesus means being the church. And the church doesn’t just meet, it acts.
Each Lent a community of people around the world come together to live and give generously.
Last year there was 100,000 of us. That’s 4 million acts of generosity completed in 40 days.
Generosity happens when we see the opportunity instead of the obstacle.
Seize your opportunity