Thursday after Ash Wednesday

This is a strange sort of day.  Yesterday was a day of repentance, fast, and abstinence.  Tomorrow is a day of abstinence.  But today is just the Thursday after Ash Wednesday.  It’ just kind of a place holder on the calendar.  What are we supposed to do today?

I was listening to Bishop Robert Barron today and he suggested we pray the Jesus prayer,  not just today but throughout Lent.  It couldn’t be much simpler, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me,  a sinner.”  This is something you can repeat frequently, not just during Lent, but if you don’t do anything else during the next 40 day but incorporate this simple prayer into your life, it would definitely be worthwhile.

Why not give it a try?

 

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