"From dust we were created, to dust we (our physical bodies) will return"
What a special day today was in our beautiful Catholic Faith (and other Christian faiths that observe Ash Wednesday). I just love celebrating the Liturgical Seasons with my family. Our family is called to be a domestic church (for our children.....to form them in their Faith in Christ so that they can too, grow up and "feed His sheep" someday)
Today was the beginning of Lent. A beautiful season of renewal and purification of our souls! It is a prayerful preparation for the Triduum (Holy Thursday/Last Supper, Good Friday/Crucifixion through Easter Sunday/Resurrection) It is kind of a "New Years" feeling.....a new beginning for us. We REALLY focus on being better and making changes in our lives to better ourselves for Christ! To begin our season at our house, we started a tradition some years ago (I am sure that we stole the idea from another family) that in focusing on the Perfect Sacrifice that our Dear Lord Jesus made to save us......we try to be more like Him....dying to ourselves for others. In addition to giving up something for Lent, we "bake" our very own crown of thorns.....not to eat, but to use as a tangible reminder of our journey towards pureness of heart.