7 things we should know about Lent

7 things we should know about Lent

With Ash Wednesday we begin the beautiful and important liturgical season of Lent. Even though Advent is such a happy season, full of light and joy, I actually prefer Lent. Perhaps because there are so many other distractions during Advent with parties, Christmas cards, gifts, special meals, etc. I like the simplicity of Lent, the reminder to repent, and the exhortation to imitate Jesus Christ. I appreciate the silence and self-reflection of the next 40 days. While our focus tends to be on what we are going to sacrifice, the real question needs to be what we need to change in our lives to become more holy, more Christ-like. Here are 7 things we should know about Lent

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Did I just get a heavenly nudge to keep blogging?

I woke up last night around 3AM, half asleep/half awake, with the words “prostrated in front of your altar oh Lord, and not looking back” playing over and over. I knew they were from a church song in Spanish because I could “hear” the melody, but no other words. When I woke up I tried to remember the name of this song or any other words but I couldn’t. I have not heard this song in probably 20 years.

Google came to the rescue and after a couple of clicks I found it. It’s called “Amarte solo a ti” (To love only you). The words of the song say things like “To love only you Lord and not look back”, “To walk with you Lord, without fainting, prostrated in front of your altar and not look back.” The melody of the song is also beautiful. It’s a nice communion song. 

Interesting. “To walk with you Lord” and the name of the blog is “Walking humbly with God”. I’ll say yes to the nudge and to keep walking and writing. And not looking back...