Ash Wednesday & Pink Shirt Day
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and it is also Pink Shirt Day.
As Christians, Ash Wednesday is the start of our Lenten season. Lent is the time that we fast, pray, and give alms in preparation for Easter.
How fitting that Pink Shirt Day falls on Ash Wednesday this year. In John 3:16, the bible tells us:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
Given God's deep love for us, it is only right that we show our love for him through the love that we show towards others. The theme for this year's Pink Shirt Day is: Be Kind and Lift Each Other Up. At school this Lent we will focus on preparing in a way that honours Jesus' challenge that was communicated in last Sunday's Gospel reading (Gospel, Luke 6:27-38).
Together, we can make a difference.