It's the little things... [Ash Wednesday]

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy Wednesday!! Back this week to linking up with Sadie Sky Boutique and Words About Waverly...
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. We go to Mass and receive ashes on our forehead and are told 'from dust you came and dust you shall return'.. A reminder that we don't belong to this world, we are mortal and sinners but have the opportunity for forgiveness and conversion. We use this solemn journey for penance, preparation and repentance.
The most common question/practice during this time is, 'what are you giving up..?' or I see announcements of 40-day sacrifice/pledge on social media, etc.

Instead, let's take a moment to not just look at the 'giving up', but rather how/what little things can I add to my life/habits/routine/faith that will bring me closer to the Lord? Besides removing distractions + fasting/penance (passing up on that glutenous dessert or skipping a tv show to read a book), how am I going to grow in my faith and my life? To be a better Christian, wife, mother?

Are you Catholic? What little things could you do to improve yourself - as a person and/or a Christian?

2 comments:

  1. I've never had great follow through on giving something up for Lent, but I saw a post about 40 days of Lent cards where you pick a card and work on it each day. They had things like turning off all the electronics, or cooking a meal for somebody, etc. I thought that was such a lovely idea that I plan on incorporating it into my calendar with my little one.

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    1. That sounds like a fun idea - great way to include your little one + charity!! Good luck. :)

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