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Thursday, February 14, 2013

40 Thoughts for 40 Days: Day 1

"Repent and believe in the Gospel."

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is a lot of things. It's a day of proclaiming Catholicism in the ashes on our foreheads. It's a day of fasting. It's the first day of a long 40 days of sacrifice. It's a day without meat. It's a day of remembering our sins and repenting.
But this morning, Father Paul argued that this season is really about just one thing: rending yourself. Rending your hearts, rending your garments, rending your sins and shortcomings, giving it all up for Him. Everything we are today, in our fasting and in our ashes, is about giving our hearts to Him.
So as you begin this sacrificial season and look ahead to "suffering" these 40 days, remember the purpose of Lent is not to starve or to suffer, but to rend your heart to the One who made it.
Happy Rending

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