WILLS POINT, TX – Bishop Danny Punnose, vice-president of Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide, shares on Great Lent: The Great invitation.
Have you noticed many restaurants are advertising fish sandwiches and seafood lately? That’s because the Church is in the middle of the season of Great Lent.
During this season, which began around 40 days before Easter, people around the world are spending greater time in prayer and intentionally taking part in fasting and almsgiving (the practice of giving for the sake of others). Traditionally, many people give up meat for Lent and opt for either vegetarian or seafood dishes instead—hence the reason for all the fish sandwich commercials you’ve been seeing. Others give up entertainment of some kind, or social media. Maybe you’ve even noticed some of your friends or co-workers fasting or abstaining from certain things?
Lent is a wonderful opportunity for us to deepen our faith through prayer and repentance. By giving up something as a sacrifice, we can purposefully make more space for prayer and repentance in our lives, and grasp more opportunities to bless and help those in need…
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Bishop Danny Punnose is vice-president of Gospel for Asia (GFA World), a Texas-based Christian mission agency that serves the extreme poor and marginalized around the world. GFA World has launched a devotional website for Lent 2021, www.gfa.org/lent.
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