On Wednesday we held our whole school Ash Wednesday Liturgy, led beautifully by the Year Four students. Thanks go to Evelyn Whatmore, Lucy Levett and Elise Fisher for preparing the Year Fours in leading the liturgy.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. Lent is a time to change, to become a better version of ourselves, and to become more like Jesus. The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday remind us to make sacrifices so that we can live more humbly, be considerate and generous, and make
positive contributions to the world around us. During the forty days of Lent, we are asked to follow Jesus on his journey where despite his suffering, he shows mercy and forgiveness to those who had sentenced him to his death. This powerful moment shows us the importance of both asking for forgiveness of God and showing forgiveness to others within our own lives. It is a time to reflect on the needs of others and the changes and choices we can make in our own lives, with love, hope, respect, generosity, openness and hospitality.