Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday

Today we celebrate Ash Wednesday, a day of repentance and renewal. It is the most popular weekday celebration of the Catholic Church, where all believers receive the ashes as a sign of regret and acceptance of the sins that we have committed.
Ash Wednesday is also the first day of Lent, a time of sacrifice for Jesus, a time to reflect and grow spiritually...
The three keys to lent are Fasting, Praying and Giving; three words that Catholics should live by in the next 40 days.
Catholics are asked to fast on Ash Wednesday as well as to abstain from eating red meat on every Friday of lent.
We are also asked to "give up" something, preferably something that gives us pleasure. I, in turn, have made my own resolutions for lent and they are as follows:
- No music in the car (this will make me appreciate silence and reflect during the day)
- Eating less chocolate (this is my biggest pleasure and downfall)
- No getting upset about silly things (this is a big one for me.. I'm so sensitive)

So.. that's all for now.. I hope everyone has a happy Lent.. full of prayer and sacrifice!

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