Thursday After Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2017
Carl Weinberger


Scripture for the Day


As we enter the season of Lent, we are reminded that this is a time for prayer and penance in preparation for the remembrance of Jesus’s Resurrection on Easter Day.  As a part of that preparation, we as Christians traditionally enter a period of fasting and commitment to give up one or more of our indulgences.  While giving up an indulgence is a symbol of our faith, I often find that it tends to be simply a personal challenge rather than a commitment to strengthen, live by and share with others the word of God.  Perhaps this Lenten season, we should consider to giving up a negative behavior in favor of a positive Christian action that reflects positively ourselves as well as contributing to others and our community.  Simple behavior changes such as not jumping to judgement of others, acting in thoughtfulness versus anger, actively listening to children, parents and others, helping a neighbor in need when you are in a hurry or sharing reflections of the Lenten season with your family can positively impact our role as Christians.  This Lenten season, let’s give up bad behaviors and give back a positive attribute to our families, communities and God.




Last Published: March 2, 2017 1:33 PM