When we talk about Lent, most people think about giving something up – some people give up chocolate or fizzy drinks, adults might give up smoking or alcohol, and now some people even take a break from social media. And yet in a bid to ‘cleanse our bodies’ and test our self-control we can forget why we observe the 40 days of Lent in the first place.

Lent symbolises the time that Jesus spent in the desert in the days leading up to His death and it was a time of prayer and reflection where He could completely focus on God. Despite interruptions and testing from the devil Jesus stayed focussed, never gave into temptation and stood by what He knew was right. As a result, Jesus was able to complete the task that He came to earth to do.

From February 26th to March 29th young people from across the Wirral will be taking part in the Big Lent Challenge which is all about helping them to step out their comfort zone and do something different this Lent. Every weekday across those five weeks we will be releasing vlogs (short videos) with a thought and a daily challenge all about putting our faith in action and making a positive difference to the world we live in.

The Big Lent Challenge is not just for young people, and it’s not just for Pulse groups; it’s for anyone who wants to get involved and step out their comfort zone! All you need to do is head over to our Facebook or Instagram page (see below), give us a follow and keep up to date with the daily challenges!

If you’ve got any stories you want to share with us about how you’re getting on with the Big Lent Challenge then you can email us on pulse@wirral.yfc.co.uk.

https://www.instagram.com/pulsewyfc

http://www.facebook.com/Pulsewyfc/

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWvaMXZyMpv5cXbizwKIYMQ

Alisha Bardolia, Second Project Lead at Wirral Youth for Christ