Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Shrove Tuesday Decision

Today is the last chance to plan how to observe Lent, which begins tomorrow. One of the things I've decided to try is Christian Aid's 'Count Your Blessings' daily calendar and use this as a basis for a daily reflection through Lent on this blog. Watch this space. 


It's a simple idea, to take time each day to reflect, pray and be thankful for God's goodness and make that count through giving a donation to help support some of the world's poorest communities. For example on 28 February the calendar states that 884 million people in the developing world use unsafe drinking water sources. The donation suggestion that day is to give 50p if you've always lived in a property with running water. At the end of Lent, after keeping a daily record, the idea is to give the total amount to Christian Aid.


Christian Aid is an agency of churches in Britain and Ireland. It exists to help those in need regardless of religion, nationality or ethnicity. Its purpose is
  • to expose the scandal of poverty 
  • to help in practical ways to root it out from the world 
  • to challenge and change structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised. 
You can read more about Christian Aid on their website.


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2 comments:

  1. Good idea Nancy. I think Archdeacon Karen did something similar last year.
    I'll try to do likewise.

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  2. Ray - thanks for commenting. Yes Archdeacon Karen did this in 2011, or was it 2010? I decided to do this because it imposes an external discipline - a programme that may make me think about things I might not have paid attention to. Also I can use it as a trigger for (hopefully) some creative blogging.

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