February 17, 2015

Season of Lent

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , at 10:21 pm by Staci Hart Mauney

“At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him…” (Mark 1:12-13)

Even though I grew up in church, we didn’t celebrate Ash Wednesday or Lent. Easter was always a big deal, though, especially the new clothes. In fact, in spite of having Catholic and Methodist family members, all of whom celebrate Lent, I don’t remember hearing much about Ash Wednesday or Lent until I was in my 20s. In my defense, these family members live several hundred miles away. Then, when I was in my 20s, one of my mom’s friends, who is Lutheran, introduced us to the custom of Lent. Read the rest of this entry »