Greetings to you in the name of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Gracious God has enabled us to enter into one more Lenten year and to observe it faithfully. It is a time for us to experience the presence of Christ in our lives. The theme for 2017 Lent is “Be with Him: Be Imitators” (Eph. 5:1). Therefore, spend time with Je-sus. It is a time from being to becoming. I hope and pray that the holy spirit work in you to experience the power of transformation.
We are meditating the meaning of Cross these days. Cross put forward a new model for discipleship. Cross always challenges the status quo of the world. Cross reminds us about the total obedience. This obe-dience always requires surrender. Our Lord Jesus ex-emplified the meaning and depth of obedience. Holy Spirit is the wonderful counselor who always speaks to us inwardly. It is our choice to listen or not. But the time is limited for all to be learned. Cross always chal-lenges us the possibility of unending life. It is a possi-bility for each one of us. World always offers a life of enjoyment. But the bubbles have short life. Cross de-mands certain things to have eternal life. May the God give us the strength to work for the renewal experi-ence.
Easter should be an experience than a celebration. Unless we observe lent, we have nothing to break on Easter. Hence I request you to prayerfully participate in Lent and celebrate the hope of Easter.
Issac Kurien Achen