It just doesn't seem that it can already by time for it be Ash Wednesday. Wasn't it just Christmas a week or so ago?!?
So, the big question on everyone's mind will be--what are you giving up for Lent? Over the years, I've given up some things, though really Lent is supposed to be about giving up something to give yourself greater spiritual discipline, not so you can think about wanting to have a bite of chocolate or whatever. From my limited understanding, we give up something that ties us to this world so we can turn our minds to God and focus there for 40 days.
I've been challenged in the past to take on a spiritual discipline for Lent, which I'm leaning more toward this year than ever. I think I'd like to find a book of the Bible to read, study and pray about. Or maybe even a couple of books. I am going to go home tonight and open up my Bible and see where I'm lead. I'll let you know what happens...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/01/2006 10:10:00 AM