Starting on Ash Wednesday, many Christians give up something enjoyable, such as sweets, social media, or T.V. A Lenten practice of giving up pleasures are good reminders that the purpose of life is not pleasure…one of the best way to get happiness is to ask ourselves, “How can I please God?” This Lenten season should help us grow closer to God. As winter precedes the new birth of spring, the penitial season of Lent prepares our hearts for the joy of the Easter season.
You might ask yourself what should I give up?!
You might ask yourself what should I do more of?!
No 6. Stations of the Cross, my dad just received these beautiful Stations. I look forward to reflecting upon them this Lenten season. Check out how awesome they are looking! He still has a few more stations to hang, but they wrap around a wood privacy fence, up above his chicken coop, and around the back side of another wood privacy fence. Since my mom passed, he has been working on some beautiful projects around his home. I have also been doing the same around my home. I think whatever you can do while you’re grieving to take the focus off the pain, you should do it! As long as it’s for the better! I came across this scripture and I wanted to leave you with it to reflect on.
“You are sad now, but I shall see you again, and that joy no one shall take from you” John 16:22