Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the forty days leading up to Easter, known as Lent. Traditionally Lent is a time of prayer, penance, denial and preparation. Fasting, whether from certain kinds of food or certain activities, is common, though not universal; a practice based on Jesus’ time of testing in the desert.
Lately I’ve been struggling with spiritual apathy, so I’m going to use this time to recommit to Jesus and to renew my faith and passion for Him. It’s encouraging to know that as of today, people worldwide are doing the same: refocusing on Christ in gratitude for what He did for us on the Cross.
I hope that this Lenten season will bring you closer to God :).