Ash Wednesday

Quote of the Day: God does not want to turn your life upside-down and cause you anxiety, He wants to transform you from the inside out. - Father John 

 So today is the start of lent, the 40 day season that precedes Easter when Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus Christ and our salvation from sin and death. I have to say, although I'm no Catholic, I love lent. I love the idea of a time of repentance, renewal and contemplation in preparation for an exciting event. A special time dedicated to remembering that every day is a second chance, a chance to make things right, a chance to sit still and rest for a moment, a chance to love more, a chance to be transformed from the inside out. Lately life has seemed a bit chaotic, overly-busy and anxiety producing but lent is that time of year to remember that hope is always just around the corner that even in life's worst moments there is something better that we are constantly preparing ourselves for and lest I become too lofty, serious, dramatic and impersonal, a moment to let go of the rage one has towards one's neglectful landlord.  

So that's that, I wish you all forty days of peace, joy and second chances!

Posted on March 1, 2006 and filed under Nothing to Do with Anything.