Today is Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent, marking 40 days until Easter!
In recent years, the “Easter” concept seems to be getting more common in Japan due to the fact that Tokyo Disneyland celebrates it for 2 months (all the way up to mid-June), but when I was in junior high (I won’t tell you how long ago that was) I was flabbergasted when I found out that my Japanese school classmate didn’t know what Easter was. Come to think of it, why would someone from a non-Christian country know what Easter is.
Anyway, Easter is when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from his death on the cross. This year it is on April 20th, and we will be celebrating it at Life Chapel as well, so please come and join us!