The Season of Lent

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lent is a 40-day preparation for Easter Sunday and one of the major liturgical seasons of the Catholic church. A penitential season marked by prayer, fasting, abstinence, and almsgiving.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. 

This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  We will go to mass, receive our ashes and start our 40 day preparation for Easter. 

Every year, I not only try to "give something up" but to make a  habit of doing something good that will stick.

Steve and I are involved in the beginning process of a "mission" that will help hundreds of people in need in a nearby community. I am so excited to see the outcome of this project and see how God will lead/guide us to make this successful.  My goal is to use these 40 days working, praying and raising money that will benefit the people of this mission. 

I pray that this Lenten season will enrich my life, deepen my relationship with Christ, and strengthen my relationship with my world wide family of faith.

I used the color purple in this post because the color purple is used during Lent because the bible tells us that Pilate and his soldiers placed a purple robe on Jesus before his crucifixion. 

So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead - Luke 24:46

1 comment :

  1. Just found you and see that you're going to Pearl! I'm praying for you today Sheri, that God would be near, that you will know His love and mercy fresh and anew. Can't wait to meet you.


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