How does one strengthen a heart?
How does a mother strengthen her heart?
Something to ponder...
SO! We celebrated Fat Tuesday yesterday and believe me, no junk food was spared!
I was a monster most of the day to the kids and so I was so happy to have an excuse like Fat Tuesday to be extra generous with food and kind of flip a switch from angry mommy to "let's celebrate liturgical life" mommy.
During supper my eldest asked me what Lent was kind of FOR again...I had actually started to say something about the symbolism behind the ashes and I think I even threw the word mortality in.
She looked at me with her sky blue eyes and I could see with my own eyes that I was not getting to the ESSENTIAL.
What is LENT?
It came to me! I told her:
Lent is our journey to Easter. Lent is our journey to the Resurrection.