What Is Lenten Season?

Lenten season is according to Wikipedia is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar. It will start in Ash Wednesday where people wear a cross on their forehead out of the ash and from that day on will not or should not be eating pork. Ash Wednesday is the start of the Lenten and is followed mostly by Catholics. This tradition was originally from Jewish, they do penance and fasting during and will start on Ash Wednesday.

Why wearing the cross on the forehead? It symbolizes the dust that we were made from. Remember that when the priest applies the ash on our forehead, he would say “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

Today is the Holy Thursday, and what should we remember on this day? It is the last supper of Jesus Christ to his 12 disciples. He established the Holy Communion before his arrest. Jesus Christ celebrated the dinner as Passover feast. Jesus Christ was given the task to fulfill his being a Christian and to sacrifice himself to save the world from sin. And he can only save us by doing the final sacrifice.

During the Passover meal Jesus Christ utter this word “This is my body which will be given for you”, while breaking the bread and shared it to his disciple.

This Lenten season, I am looking forward for doing my task but I think it is impossible to do it now while I work during wee hours on Friday. I miss those days that I can do it without minding any work later, but GOD sacrifice everything and why can’t I sacrifice a little of my time to do this task while I know that there is Shrine where I can do the way of the cross even on my own, so irresponsible.

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