Our Lenten Journey | February 18, 2015
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a special time of reflection and sacrifice as we prepare to celebrate Easter.
For most Christians, it is the time to make sacrifices by “giving up” something, and also a time to practice corporal and spiritual works of Mercy as part of the observance of the season — and begin the journey back to God if they have been away.
Today’s first reading says:
“Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.”
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