Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sacrifice

Today is Ash Wednesday A.K.A. Lent

What does Lent mean to you? Do you celebrate it?

I’ve listed some links that briefly (and not-so-briefly) describe Lent.

Practices during lent can be summed up into one word: sacrifice. And regardless of what faith you are or where you're at in your spiritual journey, we can all relate to sacrifice and the need for it.

Without giving something up we would never be able to fully appreciate what we have or what has been sacrificed for us. 

This About.com article describes what Lent is and who is most likely to celebrate it (the link has Christianity in its title, but lists several different faiths. (And if you are uninterested in learning about Lent, feel free to skip to the bottom of the blog.)


Other sites of interest regarding descriptions of Lent:



This next link is an great visual of the symbols used, or that can be used, during Lent to signify certain things:

If you aren’t into Lent, and prefer not to give anything up, I urge you to at least take a few moments to appreciate the simple things that you experience every day, like:
  • Clean water
  • Clean air
  • Freedom
  • Love
......Because it's so easy to take for granted things we do (and have) everyday....when not everyone is so lucky.

 Henri Frederic Amiel quotes (Swiss writer known for his masterpiece Journal intime, 1821-1881)


 
Truly,
Amber


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