I started reading "Journeying Through Lent with Matthew" and the author wrote about the ashes that were used when he went through the ceremony with his congregation.
We are dust. Nothing.
If we are nothing, what (or Who) makes us something?
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39 (ESV)
If I determine to focus on the Giver of Life, what becomes of me?
at the end of the daily devotional,
But the cross remains, marking us invisibly and indelibly. Jesus knew: the death of self is the path to the resurrection and the life.
I generally start out Lent with a determination. Last year I gave up wheat. I had to think about what I put into my mouth, read labels and I realized how little thought I gave to what I ate.
this year - a sacrifice and a discipline.
candy (this is hard) and blogging every day.
So far, so good.