Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow we will begin the holy season of "LENT" with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of penance and prayer.This special season is an opportunity for us to reflect upon the sinfulness of our lives, to repent and to return all of our hearts,minds and souls to the Lord. All Catholics over the age of 16 are asked to fast during Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (except the elderly and those with health conditions). Fasting is a discipline of reminding ourselves of our hunger for God.

Unfortunately, many people do not take Lent very seriously because they dont recognize their need for conversion. We live in a world that ignores or diminishes the true effects of sin in our lives.I pray that each and every one of us will recognize the destructive effects on these sins in our lives and repent of these sins.