Tuesday, 8 March 2011
By the time most of us read this post it will be Wednesday. However, it is not just any Wednesday in 2011, it is Ash Wednesday. This marks the beginning of Lent, which is our journey and preparation for Resurrection Sunday. If you want to know more about this day click on this link.
For many people this is the day we think about giving up things (like chocolate, coke, coffee - all the good stuff) as a sign of love for Christ. While I think it is a good practise to do this, I think it is equally valuable to 'take up' certain habits during this period. Some good habits could include, praying at a particular time in the day, reading the Scriptures, serving the poor etc.
For me, I am praying that Lent will be a reminder of these few things:
1. My life is interwoven with the grace and mercy of Jesus.
2. I need to bring every part of my life into the light of Christ - even the skeletons in the dark places of my life.
3. I need to consciously turn towards Jesus, when I am tempted to turn away from Him.
May the Spirit of Christ be real to you this Lent.
Living in Grace