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Homily 146 – Ash Wednesday

Today Is a Very Acceptable Time

Why do so many people seem to really enjoy Ash Wednesday and actual look forward to Lent? I think we all need to have that day when we are able to draw the line in the sand and head in a new direction. We get a glimpse of how much better we could be and we need a day on which we finally start. Today is that kind of day. We get a new beginning. This makes Lent not a season of sadness, but a season of hope. We hope for a future free from our attachments to sin. We pray for the new freedom of Easter and know that today can be that day when we really start to change our lives. If we’ve been waiting for just the right day to begin our new life, here it is. Today is a very acceptable time.

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