Repentance???

Last Wednesday most people were celebrating Valentine’s Day with that special someone. However, this was not the only celebration taking place this year on that day. February 14 was also the beginning of the Church season of Lent. It is marked with the service of Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sunday’s) where we recognize the significance of the Cross and the death of Jesus Christ in our lives. Usually during this season Christians all over the world fast, pray, read scripture, and repent. It is also a season of reconciliation as we invite people who have fallen away from the Church to return and be reconciled. I always find it interesting that more Christians do not celebrate this season. Continue reading “Repentance???”

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Death & Love: Ash Wednesday…

Something unusual is happening this year that I have never experienced, or at least can’t remember. This year Lent begins on Valentine’s Day and Easter is on April Fool’s Day. Of course for me these holidays are not all that important, however I find it interesting that Ash Wednesday, the day we are to focus on our own mortality is also going to be the day we celebrate love. Maybe there is something to this. Continue reading “Death & Love: Ash Wednesday…”