L is for Last Supper and Lent

My posts for the A to Z Challenge this year are all about the Easter Story, recorded in 4 books of the New Testament: the Gospels. Image in sidebar links to Theme Reveal post.

Image in sidebar or below post links to Theme reveal

The Last Supper is the name given to the Passover meal, which was celebrated the night before Jesus died. It was the last meal he shared with his disciples before his death (Letter D). It has appeared in the posts for Letter B and Letter E. Mark 14:12-26, Matthew 26:17-30 and Luke 22:7-23

Lent is the period of forty days plus Sundays (which don’t count) before Easter Day. It begins on Ash Wednesday. During Lent Christians remember the time Jesus spent in the wilderness being tempted for forty days. Luke 4:1-13

Traditionally people gave up something during Lent – perhaps sugar in drinks, biscuits, chocolate, alcohol, swearing (!) or some kind of entertainment. If any money saved could be given to charity that was useful.

Nowadays there is more emphasis on doing something extra during Lent. Perhaps attending a course or extra services at church or doing something for other people such as the 40 Acts scheme. If people do give something up it is as likely to be spending too much time on social media or playing computer games as any of the traditional things.

During Jesus time in the wilderness he faced temptations to do things, which would have been unhelpful to his purpose in coming to earth as a man. At the end of his time there Angels (Letter A) attended (helped) him. Matthew 4:1-11

My Theme Reveal contains links to the Easter story in the New Testament.