Today is Ash Wednesday and marks a very important time for Christians. This is the day that starts the season of Lent. Lent is a time where we all give something up….something that will make us better people. There’s way more to it than that, but it a basic thing that we during this season.
Ash Wednesday means taking my class to mass. I have to say that they were all really good tonight. Even my goddaughter!! It’s so hard to get them to say “Amen” when getting the ashes. It almost overwhelms them, yet they enjoy it. Of course, church was full. It always happens on the important days because they all figure they’ll be saved by making it to these masses.
Lent will end on Easter Sunday. That’s one of my favorite holidays. That is, when you keep the commercialism out of it. It’s the day we celebrate Jesus dying for our sins. It’s the day that we’re renewed. New life….spring….flowers…..warmer temps. And who can resist candy from the Easter Bunny?? YUM!! Yes, you can have the best of both worlds….in balance.
Finaly tonight, here’s the end of day 5….