Because I Do Not Hope to Turn Again

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Christian penitential season of Lent. I always have a difficult time with this season, which I guess is the point of it.

My Lutheran pastor sent us a note yesterday with some thoughts on Lenten disciplines:

You are encouraged to practice self-denial (fasting), charity (alms-giving), and intensified prayer during this season. While there are traditional “rules” for fasting, please do not make Lent merely a season of following rules. The …

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