Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ash Wednesday

Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.

So begins the Lenten season with a smudged cross upon our foreheads to remind us of our mortality. 40 days of Lent in honor of our Lord's time in the desert. Lent is a wonderful time for reflection. I always include the traditional abstinence from snacks and soda, but I also include more prayer time and reflection.

On a separate note... My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the storms and tornado activity in Arkansas and Tennessee (my home state).