Ash Wednesday & Lent.

This morning I had the great privilege and honor to participate in an Ash Wednesday Mass at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Brian and I and our good friend Colby went together early in the day and took part in this ancient tradition that precedes the Season of Lent. If you’re reading this and are unfamiliar to exactly what Lent is, this season is a period of 40 days of “fasting” from something in your life in preparation for Easter. It’s traditionally a time to fast, a time of committed prayer, and of giving to others, all in a conscious effort of refocusing on Christ before celebrating Easter.

It was a new deal for me, seeing as how I’ve always been immersed in mainly Western evangelical Christiandom if you will. But it was great to experience the liturgy of the Mass. To see the dedication of the people that were there. It was a fresh new approach to meeting with God this morning.

There are some things that I will be trying to focus on praying through this Lent season (sin issues and what not) and I’m going to try and drink JUST water for 40 days. Yikes! Hope I make it, haha. In any case, the daily choice to remember to drink just water will remind me of the season and the sacrifice that was made for me.

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