It’s the time for prayer, abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays, fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and almsgiving.
During Lent, I take the time to ponder some of God’s requests of me. Like, can I fast and pray? Or, can I sit with the broken-hearted?
I know that in the end, God requires nothing from me, but to love Him and love others as myself. I do love God and want to have God glorified, so, I am willing to put aside some of the things I would rather do and do those things that God has requested.
When I read the Bible, Jesus lets me know what some of those things are – feed the poor, not sending them away hungry. “Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two...Read More