By Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
Ash Wednesday is here again. This is a time to purify the temples of our hearts. Purification of the temples of our hearts is the surest way to prepare for the eternal Easter on the morning of the resurrection.
Here are few points I know:
· Lent starts today (40 days before Easter)
· Make sure you goto church and allow the priest to inscribe ash on your foreheads
· Repent and believe the gospel or remember you are dust, and unto dust you shall return
· Ash Wednesday is a penitential day or a holy day of obligation
Make sure you abstain yourself from something during this amazing season of the church. Find time and reflect about your life.
The abstinence could be from sex, eating meat, playing your lovely game, social networking etc.
This is a great period you go extra miles to help those in needy; it is characterized with prayers, fasting and almsgiving. Evangelism and winning souls for Christ, the giver of life.