It’s the beginning of Lenten season in the Christian tradition which makes this Ash Wednesday and there was to be an service at church but due to the weather situation it was cancelled. I am not feeling the beginning of this season due to there not being ashes. Ritual is an important part of religion and Ashes help kick things off. Now I will have to find other ways to get fired up about Lent. I don’t even know what I am giving up or taking on this season. There are other things in play here too I don’t want to go into. Let’s see what happens.
Hey I have to drink it before Lent…well it will go bad by then and also it would be something to give up. Oh, don’t worry we have a full container to go in full disclosure.
Regret leaves us stuck in the muck of our mistakes and convinces us that we have no other options. Regret steals our purpose, joy and potential.
Many Christians “give something up” for Lent, but it usually has very little of impact on their life and walk with Christ. The reason is that we usually give stuff up for all the wrong reasons.
I am resolved to give up being hard on myself for Lent. Believe it or not I am critical and too self deprecating. Having a better self image and self esteem will help me in so many ways. It also affirms that I am special to God who made me. So I am going to work on loving myself so I can love others better. This is my Lenten journey for 2013.
Ash Wednesday at White Oak UMC.
Christians are people who have been conquered by Christ’s love.
ASH WEDNESDAY – For many Christians around the world today is Ash Wednesday which begins the season of Lent. It begins 40 days of prayer and fasting as we remember Jesus temptation in the desert. The ashes are a reminder and celebration of human mortality as well as repentance. My church will celebrate the ritual of the ashes tonight. Its a meaningful expression of worship when the ashes are imposed.
Now I have to make up my mind what I am giving up or taking on for Lent.
Wednesday is Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of the Lenten season for many in the Christian faith. It is a time when people will give up something to focus on their lives in Christ. One popular thing to give up is Chocolate. It isn’t easy to do this but some do it. However with Valentine’s Day coming up on Thursday giving that special someone a box of chocolates is going to be troubling. Of course you could eat the chocolate on Sunday but as we all know the waiting is the hardest part.
Easter is on its way! Ash Wednesday is this week which begins the season of Lent. What are you giving up or taking on?