Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday--the beginning of Lent. Lent is a penitential season meant to turn our hearts back toward God and away from ourselves. This is the point of "giving up" something for Lent. We try to shed our outer shells--our worldly crutches that give us the illusion of power and control.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:1

Jesus tells us that, to enter into His Kingdom, we must be "poor in spirit". We must know that we need God for our very existence. That is the point of Lent.

Let go and let God.


Marilena said...

totally loving the color of your blog!!! i hope you keep it!

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks! I'll keep it for Lent, that's for sure.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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