Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

Today is the beginning of 40 days of fasting and penance for Lent to prepare for Easter. As Jesus went into the desert for 40 days before the crucifixion we try to imitate Him as we prepare to celebrate his Resurrection at Easter. It is a great time of "toughening up" mentally, physically and spiritually by challenging yourself to go without and denying yourself comforts and luxuries.

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