TVFD Lent 2014

Written by Joel on March 4th, 2014

Ash Wednesday is tomorrow. That is the first day of Lent, a season in which we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness and his journey to the cross. The faithful are encouraged to give up something that distracts from living life to the fullest.

And on Ash Wednesday, we put ashes on our foreheads. One of the traditional sayings when placing the ashes is “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” I take that as a reminder that life is not wrapped up in what we have. We know from running structure fires that both a beautiful mansion and a dilapidated barn look just about the same when they burn to the ground and become a pile of ashes. Lent challenges us to reflect on this question “When I return to the earth what will be remembered? It certainly will not be the things that possess you.” So…remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.


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