Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return.

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Season of Lent, a season of reflection, abstinence and penitence. It is a recognition that each of us is a humble sinner, who requires the love and sacrifice of God to be redeemed. It is a season that prepares us for the celebration of Christ's sacrifice and resurrection on Easter morn.

We are dust...and to dust we shall return.

Here are a few links, for those wishing additional information about the observance of Lent:

Catholic.org has a very informative Lent section here.

Creighton University's Online Ministry has a wonderful "Praying Lent" page here.

Our Pope Benedict XVI has a Lenten Message, celebrating Divine Justice, here.

Beliefnet.com has a Lent Calendar and some interesting Lent links here. (NOTE - some of their website material may not be appropriate for children, I would always review their pages first)