So tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which is the kick off the the 2013 Lent season!!! Fire up those Friday night fish dinners and get ready to give up something you love. But how about this year you remember why we do what we do. We don't give up sweets, or soda, or junk food to loose weight. We give up an object to remember that 40 days is a long time to go without food. I don't suggest fasting the entire lent season, but just think hard about what you give up and why. I'm giving up starbucks and soda because I spend way too much money on coffee and flavored carbonated water, plus that money could be going to better causes. This season I am devoted to tithing more to my church and community.
Also remember that tomorrow is not a day to go around telling people that you go to church and that you are better than everyone else without ashes on their forehead; it's a day to tell the world that you are a sinner, and that God still loves you for it, that you are trying to become a better person, and that every person matters in this world. So let me know what you are giving up and why, and let's all pray for a great lent season and that one day all across the world people will believe in God and will get to know his love.
Happy Mardi Gras!!