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Ash Wednesday: The Start of The Lenten Season

I just remind everyone that today is Ash Wednesday and officially starts the Lenten Season for Christians.  :99: During Ash Wednesday, the Roman Catholics are required to hear mass and the priests puts ashes to the people’s forehead. It signifies that we were made from ash and soon we will be an ash. I tried to research more about Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is amoveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4 or as late as March 10.

According to the canonical gospels of MatthewMark and Luke,Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning andrepentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned.

This practice is common in much of Christendom, being celebrated by CatholicsAnglicansLutheransMethodists,Presbyterians, and some Baptist denominations.

Read  more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday

I was serving in a church organization before and I know that Ash Wednesday is one of the important events in the church. Instead of the usual 2 masses on weekdays, the schedule of masses are like the Sunday masses.  :67: For Filipinos, this kind of event is not neglected since most of the population here are Christians. You would really see people with ashes on their forehead and they are not ashamed of it. But most of them don’t really know the significance of this event. I hope with this short article I was able to help you learn more about Ash Wednesday. Don’t forget  to hear mass today.  :69:

Let Us Sign A Petition

I normally don’t blog about this, but I really feel concerned about it. This is not a sponsored blog post, I decided to blog about this when I saw a post from a Facebook User: Kevin and was shared by my cousin so it reached my account. I really feel alarmed and decided to get more petitions from them. Here is the content of the post. 

I hope that this image travels the world . . .

“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Natives will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.” What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences . . . But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois “quality of life”. Not only is this a picture of one man crying; It symbolizes the grief that has been forced upon an entire people. Sign the AVAAZ Petition to stop the dam here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/amazon_under_threat/  Here is the link to “Earth. We are one.” Official Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-We-are-one/149658285050501  It’s time to wake up.

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I really want to help this people from some selfish people like them. I can’t give you rewards for signing the petition but someone from above will surely reward you. It only takes one click. Please do sign the petition!  :googlyeyes:

February 02, 2012 Our Daily Bread

“You may have much gold and grandeur,
Yet by God be reckoned poor;
He alone has riches truly
Who has Christ, though nothing more.”
– Anon.

 

I still believe that everyone needs God in their life.  :40: Not only the poor, but also those who are rich.  :13: Today’s entry deals with riches and having God in your life. There are a lot of stories of rich people yet unhappy.  :69: And I also heard of the reason was that they don’t have God in their life. So, what difference does really God makes? Apostle Paul said that when we give God control of our lives, earthly blessings can be enjoyed, for He “gives us richly all things to enjoy.” ( 1 Timothy 6:17) (Our Daily Bread 2012)  :51: It may not be in a form of money, gold,or anything material, but it can be more than that, better than that, it can be “love” you can feel better more than the rich people,  :money: you can feel rich with love.  :71:

 

With God in Our Life
With God in Our Life

 

“To be rich in God is better than to be rich in goods.” (Our Daily Bread 2012)  :givelove: