Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Today, with Ash wednesday, Lent starts. Fourty days to prepare, mentally, physically, emotionally, but most of all spiritually to renew ourselves in God's service at Easter. We can never show enough gratitude for what He did for us. We can never deserve His mercy.
What we do at lent is humbly trying to prepare ourselves, to make us closer into His image. We step into the desert for fourty days, retreating from the meatpots of consumerism and mindless, thoughtless living. And we focus.
Each day of the year we try of ocurse to become more Christ like. But during lent, we force ourselves to stand still even more. To deny ourselves in the flesh in the hope for more spiritual discipline, to better be able to receive His abundant Grace.