Lent is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, alms giving, atonement, and self-denial.
When we think of February, we naturally think of Valentine’s Day and of love. But what is the true meaning of love? And when we say love, what does it requires from us. There are different ways how we explain love and how we express our love but the bible tells us what loves looks like and what is required of us who are in love.
Another year has passed and we start 2017 with a hopeful heart – bringing all the things we learned with us so we can move forward as single men and women have grown to become better. As we enter this year, the Lord wants us to look forward with so much hope and excitement for the better things that we are to experience.
There are points in our lives, we catch ourselves regretting the things that we have done in the past. We regret the missed opportunities. We regret the words that we have said; or words that we could have held back. We regret the things we did or things that we shouldn’t have done. We regret not spending our time more wisely, that could have resulted for us accomplishing more. Everyone, at one way or another, have committed a mistake or a decision that they would like to correct or undo.
As they say, in looking back, we learn and in doing so, will enable us to move forward.