Do you know what day it is today?
First day without chocolate day?
Wednesday February 6th?
Actually it is Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent.
What does that mean to me, a non catholic, non orthodox, bible believing Christian?
It means 40 days of no chocolate...my yearly Lent is chocolate as it seems to be the one thing I crave, desire and demand the most. I actually had my "last" taste of chocolate today because yesterday (Mardis gras) I was sick and forgot to gorge. I only had a small taste today so that means I need to wait until after Easter to have the next sampling...which for me means chocolate in Europe...we are only 6 weeks away from our big holiday! Back to Lent... if I really observed Lent in the way that it was intented I would fast and give up meat and spend much more time in prayer (and repent). Usually I give up chocolate without to much acknowledgement of what I could be doing to improve my walk with the Lord. Perhaps everytime in the next 40 days that I want to eat chocolate I could pick up my bible and read a couple of verses. Maybe even memorize a couple verses.
How would that change me? What would I learn? Let's find out?
Do you observe Lent?
What are you giving up? What are you taking up?
What will you learn? How will you be changed?
the above photo has nothing to do with Lent or chocolate...just a photo of yesterdays breakfast...festive for Valentine's Day.
is anyone else having issues with spell check...what is the deal!!