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Blessed Ash Wednesday

I wish all of you a blessed Ash Wednesday and a blessed Lenten season.

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while I don't belong to anything that is ritual, everyday is God's day. Amen
---shira4368 on 2/29/12


\\Outwardly these people boast themselves to be holy to others, but inwardly they have no Holy Spirit and their fruits are rotten.
---Eloy on 2/23/12\\

Sounds just like someone else we see here.

Can youm guess who, Eloy?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/26/12


Eloy, as Cluny already said, Orthodox Christians don't observe Ash Wednesday or receive ashes.
---John.usa on 2/25/12


Cluny, Because the Lord says: "Be not as the pretenders, that sound a trumpet ahead of them to be praised of people, but you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face, that you appear not to people to fast, but up to your Father which is in secret: and your Father which sees in secret, will reward you openly." Any person whom smears their forward outwardly with ashes to publicly make a show of humility is not humble, but expresses vanity and pride, being the opposite of genuine humility. Jesus equates such works as foolishness, as whitewashed tombs, full of dead man's bones. Outwardly these people boast themselves to be holy to others, but inwardly they have no Holy Spirit and their fruits are rotten.
---Eloy on 2/23/12


\\and not upon the external foreheads of people.\\

Who said He did, Eloy?

I am willing to do such fasting and self-denial that I consider necessary for myself, and am willing to allow others the same privilege.

Why not youm, too?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/23/12




I do not celebrate Ashwednesday nor lent. however I do celebrate Passover because Jesus was celebrating his last meal during Passover. This is the only annuel/yearly celebration I do. For me during this last supper he pointed out to remember him.I donot celebrate the worldy view of Easter because I know Christ has risen & ascended to Heaven.I celebrate this on passover,again when he said to "remember"him.
---Candice on 2/23/12


anon, Ash wednesday is an annual ceremony that some religions practice. From ancient times a person would humble themself by kneeling on the ground and pouring a handful of dirt on top of their head, and this signified up to God that they were expressing that they were but dirt made from the dirt, and God above was their Maker. Later this practice progressed from pouring dirt atop the head into smearing ashes upon the forehead as a mark of humility. And Lent is another annual practice that some religions practice. But Christians should be concerned with daily living for and following of Jesus, rather than any religion performances: for God looks upon the heart and the compassion of people, and not upon the external foreheads of people.
---Eloy on 2/23/12


\\The ashes thing is man- made unless Jesus got ashes and I didn't see them..lol.
---anon on 2/22/12\\

The entire Bible between two covers is man-made, too.

So is the codex form of a book.

So are revivals, invitation hymn, altar calls, and sinner's prayers.

So is having church buildings.

Are you against these, too?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/23/12


He desires OBEDIENCE rather than SACRIFICE!!!!!! - anon

true. There is also a discipline aspect to it. I do not do ash Wed. a lot. Just something I have noticed in recent weeks especially with soda that I have been drinking a lot. You dont intentionally worship something like soda, facebook or the like but it can sneak up on you where you do it a lot. I may even get a little healthier.
---Scott1 on 2/23/12


\\What is lent? Giving up something you like to prove to God you can do it for Him?\\

There is more to it than this, but since spiritual things are spiritually discerned, there's no point in discussing this when there are people on these blogs who don't even believe that Jesus is God Incarnate.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/22/12




For the Orthodox, Lent starts this coming Monday (Pure Monday). We do no have the custom of the imposition of ashes.

But thanks for the thought. May you keep a holy Lent.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/22/12


Where in the bible does it tell us to get ashes on our foreheads? I can't find it, can you please point it out to me?

What is lent? Giving up something you like to prove to God you can do it for Him?

He desires OBEDIENCE rather than SACRIFICE!!!!!!

The ashes thing is man- made unless Jesus got ashes and I didn't see them..lol.
---anon on 2/22/12


I will be back after Easter. God bless you all.
---John.usa on 2/22/12


Same to you...
---Ruben on 2/22/12


you too. no soda for me which is huge sitting at a computer all day.
---Scott1 on 2/22/12


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