I really really love Lent. This morning at Ash Wednesday Mass with David, I was really happy. Not only because we got to go to Mass on a non-weekend, but because it was Lent.
|my ashes are there still - barely!|
But at the homily, which was geared towards all the grade school-aged children, the priest reminded me (and everyone else, too) that the purpose of Lent is hope. Hope for Easter. Hope that Jesus will rise from the dead giving us the opportunity to live with Him, eternally in Heaven, forever, when our lives on earth are done.
And let's be honest, that's true happiness, isn't it? Definitely not the world's definition of happiness, but in light of eternity, it's real, honest-to-goodness happiness.
I hope you all are having a blessed Lent so far. Know that I'll be gazing longingly at any and all sweets in the next 40 days with the best of 'em.