It was a chilly morning as Lorine, myself and the boys drove out to church at 5.10 am. We had to park a mile away as others had beaten us to the race for a seat inside the church. We had to stand during the entire mass. All-in-all, it was a beautiful service ending in the queue for ashes.
In case you're wondering where the words, "Ashes to ashes dust to dust" occur in Holy scriptures, you won't find them there, however, the following scriptures is where the phrase is derived from:
Before the season of Lent, i heard very interesting conversations like :
'This Lent i will be a total vegetarian. Last time i did that and i lost 6 kilos'
'I do not believe in fasting but i do a lot of charity during Lent'
'My type of fasting is depriving myself of whatever i liked to spoil myself with (massage, restaurant food, new clothes etc.) and give the money i would normally spend to the needy'
Whilst i see many variances among people as to how they observe Lent, i asked myself what i should be doing this season (To be honest with you, I've been no saint when it came to the observance of Lent!).
First of all i needed to know what Lent was all about and this is what i learnt and I'd like to share it with you: