I have been silent for a while for various reasons, so I’ll start again sharing my Lenten “promise” this year here. Lenten promises should take us “out of our comfort zone” and should sharpen our heart.
No meat, no alcohol, no cheese, no sweets, which is easy, cutting down on twitter is about as far out of my comfort zone as I could get. Its been a difficult time So this year I decided (again), that I will not think unkindly of others for the season of Lent. I am very sorry to say that I fail occasionly – some days worse than others, but failing nonetheless.
It has been difficult.
The key thing to me is cutting down on negativity. That’s not easy where evil and anti-christ seems to be in control. Prayers for all Christians – not nessarily the temporal church organization – would be much appreciated by the way. Even though the latter might need them most. We need all the help we can get on this. And I’m weak and I’m a sinner – I need, and want, to grow and to calm down.
Today is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. “Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return.”
God bless all.
In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less is done
Until non-action is achieved.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering.
Source: The Complete Tao Te Ching
Translated by Gia-Fu Feng (馮家福) and Jane English, Vintage Books, 1989