Lent calendar for families for 16 March

A large cross in foreground, with hills, water and the sun in the background.

The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

Matthew 20:28

Service is at the heart of Jesus’ ministry. Through his actions, Jesus shows how to live life coming closer to God and loving each other. Jesus ate meals with people rejected by the rest of society, reached out to the sick and those considered unclean and washed the feet of his disciples.

Do our actions speak louder than our words? In what ways do we live out our calling to serve others?  

Activity

Look for an opportunity to serve someone else today. Perhaps tidy up without being asked or make someone a cup of tea or snack. Whatever you choose, do it with love.

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