Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent. It marks 40 days before Easter, if you don't count the Sundays. During this time, Christians in liturgical traditions often set aside certain practices, so that they can focus on their relationships with God.
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I don't plan to be a hermit for 40 days, but I do want to make the Lenten season special. I just read a link on Facebook that suggested writing a note to someone--an actual pen and paper note--every day during the season. I like that idea.
I may also bring greater focus to my prayer for others, and my listening to the voice of God. I've got the rest of the day to decide exactly what I will do during the season. I certainly want to connect with Jesus.