Well, it’s officially Monday again, and Monday’s kick my butt. I’m not sure why, but the only remedy for my Monday morning funk is a cup of extra-strong java.
But enough about Monday…what I really want to talk about is Wednesday. This Wednesday is an important day on the Christian calendar, because it is “Ash Wednesday.”
“Ash Wednesday” marks the beginning of 40 days of fasting leading up to Easter Sunday, which is known as “Lent”. This is not the kind of “lint” you find in your pockets or in your dryer. This is a season of repentance and reflection. The “ash” part of “Ash Wednesday” is a symbol of sorrow and repentance for all the ways we have chosen to live outside of God’s intention for us.
On Wednesday, Christians all over the globe will begin this 40 day period of self-denial…as a way of focusing and preparing for Resurrection Sunday.
I have been thinking a lot about what I am going to fast for Lent. It could be a type of food or drink…but it could be something totally different. It could be Twitter or Facebook or TV.
So, I was wondering…are you planning on participating in Lent this year?
For daily Bible readings during Lent, click here.
Have a great Monday….
husband. father. pastor. U2 fan. coffee enthusiast. avid highlighter. master of the obvious.