Our weekly wisdom

What has last Wednesday in common with today?

St. Valentine’s day, and the First Sunday in Lent: so where’s the link.

St Valentine was a Roman who was martyred on 14th Feb, 269 because he loved the Lord and refused to give up his faith - so much was his love. There used to be an ancient spring festival during which a man declares his love for the lady he hoped to marry. Sometime later, after 400 AD when the emperor Constantine declared Christianity as the empire’s official religion, the two became amalgamated into the festival we know as St Valentine’s Day. In St. John’s first epistle he writes to tell us that, God is love - we love Him because he first loved us”.

How much do we love him in return? God longs for our love.

Another little thought. Some people give up something for Lent, chocolate, wine and so on. How about us giving up something AND giving something as well? A bit more of our time each day, say, to spend with the Lord instead of our TV, our book, our tablet, iPhone or what?

God bless you,

Dorothy x

Eden Church community links

Eden Church is actively involved in a number of organisations. Here are some of our key partners:

Eden Christian Trust

Eden Christian Trust

ECT is an Edenbridge joint churches initiative to meet the needs of young people in our area, running school clubs, secular and Christian youth clubs and organising trips away to music festivals.

Bridges

The Bridges Centre

If you are out and about in Edenbridge, take a break and come into Bridges for a "cuppa" or light lunch. Relax in pleasant surroundings and meet people, or just enjoy some quiet space. Child-friendly and disabled accessible, Bridges welcomes everyone.

Parish Nursing

Parish Nursing

We talk a lot about it, but what is Parish Nursing? Parish Nursing was launched in the UK in 2006. Julie Barry works as in Edenbridge as our parish nurse with an ecumenical remit that reaches out to all our ECC partner churches in the area. Click here for more information.

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