I have been going through (and continue) a religious journey over the past few years. I was baptized Catholic but thanks to my heathen parents, I never really practiced it during my youth. With that said, I have gotten to a point in life where i am happy to embrace Lenten season each year. And…
Lenten season is upon us! In honor of Ash Wednesday, I am reblogging my orignial blog post on Lent from 2011 (in link above).
I have to consciously stop myself from saying “Happy Lenten Season” because it is anything but happy. I can’t help but look forward to this time of year every year because I embrace it as my own personal rebirth. Unlike new year’s resolutions, Lent gives me time (40 days) to work on my faith and whole person, which holds much more ground than doing something just because it’s a new year.
This Lenten season, I am not giving anything up but instead embracing what it truly means to be a child of God. So I will be completing 40 random acts of kindness over the next month and a half. Which for anyone who REALLY knows me knows this will be hard. I mean, my dad calls me “meanie.” Like, that’s his nickname for me. Clearly, I have issues.
I’m looking forward to growing in my faith and being a (nicer) better person…at least for the next 40 days :-)