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Lent reminds us of the part of the Christian journey that is hard work.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Tomorrow is “Shrove” Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent.
Huffington Post has been doing a serious job of observing Lent for the past three weeks.
I have worked in the church for over thirty years. In my work I have seen a lot of pain. I have walked with people through wrenching marital discord, agonizing family strife, employment and financial disaster, and mountains of individual suffering, loss, and grief.
Please visit “Spiritually Speaking” http://blogs.timescolonist.com/2012/03/07/wilderness-journey-3/
Please visit the Times Colonist blog “Spiritually Speaking” for today’s post:
If you look around carefully over the next few weeks at the familiar faces you see every day, you might notice some that are looking unusually glum.
These downcast faces may belong to people who call themselves Christians.
Today Christians around the world will kneel or stand in churches and receive on their foreheads a black smudge of ash in the form of a cross. The administration of this sign will be accompanied by the words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”
It is probably not at the top of the list of most peoples’ popular celebrations. Even the name sounds archaic and odd. But “Shrove Tuesday” will be observed by millions of Christians today in a variety of ways, all over the world.