Really! I wandered in the wash my face last night and was taken aback when I spied a weird black mark on my forehead. "What the hell is that on my forehead?", sayeth I to my reflection.
You know, it's not necessary to be Catholic to wallow in the repentance rituals of Lent. Anyone can join in the fun, and I understand more and more Christian churches are doing just that.
Every year I make sure to have a plan for the Lenten season which includes a theme and inspiring reading materiel. This year I chose 40 Days for Life as my theme, and for reading I bought a signed copy of "To the Heart of the Matter", by Shawn Carney - founder of 40 Days for Life.
From their website:
Each passing year I find the specter of women shrieking about their "right" to kill their own children more repugnant and revolting. And when I consider the numbers of murdered babies it makes me shudder.It is easy to feel overwhelmed or have difficulty discerning where to focus our efforts to fight off the onslaught of attacks in our culture. Bestselling author, Shawn Carney, takes us through a 40-day journey, each day containing hard-won wisdom from his years fighting for life, as well as a prayer and daily intention.
Wearing a pink pussy hat is not going to fix the damage to their souls and darkening of their intellect. The hat just adds a bit of the macabre. So I will spend Lent praying for the light of God and knowledge to enter their lives and will also pray for the hundreds of millions of babies who never got to live.
Beautiful!! Thank you President Trump!