Wednesday, February 25, 2009

House of God

Today is Ash Wednesday!

Ash Wednesday, which is the seventh Wednesday before Easter, marks the beginning of Lent. The phrase Ash Wednesday is derived from the biblical practice of receiving a mark of ashes on the foreheads of
people as a sign of repentance and mortality.

Most Orthodox Churches observed this day by holding services/masses. I was in Church this morning and after the usual celebrations it was time to receive the ash. There was an announcement that we should do it in an orderly manner as directed by the ushers and other officials. To my utmost shock, people were actually rushing, leaving their pews to join other pews and therefore making the whole thing dis-organised!

I was so shocked that I had to ask one of this "shunters" why he was acting in such a manner. I asked, "why are you doing this? Why are you rushing? Will the ash finish?" I had to ask him, just in case he did not remember he was in the house of God! Well I achieved my aim, because the man was visibly embarrassed!

Anyway, for all who believe in the essence of Lent, let us use this period and get closer to God, our Creator and pray to always do His will. Without God in our lives, nothing can be achieved. Turn that around, with God in our lives, we can achieve ALL that we ever wished for. That is FAITH.


Buttercup said...

amen!!!!!! happy ash wednesday!

Dee! said...

Amen o!

How are you?

Writefreak said...

Honestly i always wonder why people shunt! I like the way you asked the man...way to go girl!

LG said...

dearie' how farz????
hope all is well o

Buttercup said...

Im fine, thanks. Hope u r good?

Dee! said...

WRITEFREAK: Don't mind the shunters jare!

LG and BUTTERCUP: My dears I am fine to the Glory of God Almighty!

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