Today is Ash Wednesday and as we hurry to church for the father to place ashes on our forehead he mumble these words “dust thou art and unto dust you shalt return” but we don’t pay much attention to the words because we are only there for the ashes and to get our penance going. But if we were to stop and focus on the words then we would have to think about death and that isn’t something we like to worry ourselves about, but death is only a reminder of not to sin. So as we go into these forty days of penance remember there are three basic practices of lent.
Pray: Raising our hearts and mind to God.
Fasting: Abstain from things like food, drinks, habit or behavior.
Almsgiving: Try to focus on ways we can help someone in greater need perhaps don’t buy little things we think we need for the forty days, and give that money to someone in need or the church.
Lent is a season of rebirth so whatever you do or give up this season make sure it’s something that we discipline ourselves so that we may grow and become more like Christ in our attitude towards God and one another. God is good.