She Reads Truth

on 18.2.15

I came across this website called She Reads Truth during Advent.  I have since become a fan, and have loosely been following their daily posts.  They have some great stuff! Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  This is not something I have participated in, in my Christian walk.  Much like the author of today's commentary, I also thought of it more as a ritual, and it is, but that doesn't necessarily make it useless. To quote Raechel Myers, "Bearing ashes or avoiding words will not purge us of our sins. These acts alone will not draw us nearer to God. But often times Church traditions—when we understand their origin and the intent behind them—can serve as tools to remind us of the very real reality of the Gospel in our lives."
I think it is so very important for us to always be mindful where we are at with God, what stuff in this world we have allowed to creep into our lives,what compromises are we making, you know just taking inventory. Being mindful, that is such an important characteristic to me. I want to be more mindful.  I know that my participating in Lent does not make me more spiritual, God is not "proud" of me, I am not more enlightened, I have not earned special favor, nor is my salvation dependant on it.   For me, right now, taking part in Lent feels like a tool for me to be more mindful of Christ and the most wonderful gift that changed my life forever! 




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