REVEREND IAN MASLIN'S SERVICE & SERMON FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
Jesus says, “If any want to become my followers let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me”
Especially in Lent we perhaps tend to think that ‘denying ourselves’ is something to do with giving up things that we enjoy, be it wine, chocolate, television, tea, coffee etc.
Or we might even think of it as some kind of punishment for our sins.
But perhaps there’s a different way of understanding it.