The Promise of Lent

promiseA promise is a statement given by someone that he will do as he said. A promise is typically a two-way action between at least two people. Even a promise to ourself to exercise more or eat less is a two way process…our thoughts drive our actions.

Common synonyms for “promise” are commitment and pledge. Physicians commit to “do no harm” through the Hippocratic Oath. We pledge allegiance to the flag which is a promise of loyalty, honor and obedience to the symbol of the United States and therefore to the freedoms we are blessed to have. A pledge to a parish to financially support their mission is a promise to parishioners and God.

During Lent, many of us “give up something” that we enjoy…candy, alcohol, going out to dinner, etc. When we want what we have “given up”, we are reminded of all Jesus gave-up on Good Friday to save us. During this Lenten season, instead of “giving up something”, would you consider making a promise to “do something” that would benefit the church or a parishioner? Then, as we fulfill our promises, we would be reminded of all God promised us by giving us his Son, Jesus.

And we bring you the good news that what God promised to our ancestors he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.”
Acts 13:32-33

Do you want to make a Promise to financially support The Church of the Holy Spirit? Contact the Parish Office and we will send you a pledge packet.

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