Today's Daily Word - Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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I rise out of the old and into the new.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. It affords us an opportunity to turn away from beliefs that limit or bind us. Some think of this time as a period of fasting from special foods or outer pleasures. Others believe it is a time to give up certain states of mind, certain words and ways that are not in keeping with the Jesus Christ ideal.

No matter how we may choose to keep Lent, let us turn our eyes from the darkness to the light, our ears from strife to peace, our words from negative to positive, and our hands from destruction to construction. Keeping Lent in this way will prepare us mentally, physically and spiritually to rise out of the old and into the new.