Ash Wednesday 2018

(Carson Weitnauer) #1

Hi friends,

Today is Ash Wednesday. Do you participate in Ash Wednesday or Lent? If so, what do you do? (Or, perhaps, what do you not do)?

When I was in Boston, our church would do the imposition of ashes, which was always a powerful experience. It keenly reminded me of my dependence, my need for grace, my mortality, and my desire to be submitted to God.

I look forward to hearing from each of you how you practice Lent!

(Walter) #2

I participate in lent but not all of it. I choose to make difficult sacrifices to me, to abstain from for the duration until Easter. The things I give up are changing to me on purpose so that I am reminded as frequently as possible to the glory of God. My goal in this is to emulate Christ’s fasting for 40 days in the desert. It is my belief that as a Christian ( little Christ), that it is important to get closer to God through such events.