by Donna Boelen
At the beginning of Lent we hear the phrase, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust” which perhaps is a metaphor for the circle of life. We begin as helpless, defenseless beings and end in a similar fashion. Just as the forty days of Lent are a fraction of the 365 days of a year so is our existence in the scheme of things. How can we make the most of our short time on earth?
Let us celebrate Lent by fasting from passiveness and abstaining from selfishness. Give alms generously in the form of time and talent. Pray that our actions have a positive influence on someone else.
We have but one life to live and will not pass this way again so lovingly share the journey.