From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai
We had a very enjoyable service – if that is the right word – on Ash Wednesday, with two new people in attendance. All went to plan and ashes were imposed on our foreheads.
We are now in the season of Lent as we begin the 40 days of fasting until Easter.
Iain writes, “Fasting can mean different things to different people. To some it may mean giving up food or something else, but for all of us Lent should be a time of taking stock of our lives and our faith.
Overall, though, Lent is still a joyful time, for if we remember our own sinfulness and mortality, we also remember God’s infinite love and his forgiveness.”
This week’s readings are Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, and Matthew 4:1-11, and we will be singing the hymns Forty Days and Forty Nights, Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, Jesus, Remember Me, and For All the Saints.