The readings for February 28th really speak to me and God’s message for us. We are transitioning from ordinary time into the season of Lent in preparation for the coming of our Lord and Christ our Savior Jesus. We marked ashes across our foreheads on Ash Wednesday to signify that Jesus is with us. With these ashes we are protected from sin and we are saved. During this Lenten season you may have just recently given up something important to you. You may have made a promise to give up sugar, or maybe you made a promise to be more involved in your faith. Maybe you even made a promise to work on your relationships with your family, friends, and even God. During this Lenten season, I am gearing my mind towards serving others who need help and being the best role model for others that I can possibly be.
Lent can often be thought of as a time that you must give something up that you really enjoy, or maybe you have to work on yourself. You may even be at the age where the church advises that you fast. You may be questioning why you have to do this for 40 days. However, I challenge you to look at this season in a different perspective. During this Lenten season try to focus your mind and actions on putting others’ needs before you own and trying to make a positive difference in the lives of others for these 40 days and beyond. Lent is a time of penance and a time for forgiveness as we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ. I challenge you to put your best foot forward and to focus on not what you are doing for the time being, but rather the new meaning and perspective are gaining in your life this Lent.
Music : Kathrin by Sascha Ende