Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fat Tuesday

As some of you know today is fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent last for 40 days. The time from Ash Wednesday to the time Christ died on the cross.
He did not come to condemn us.  He did not come to show us our sins, that is what the Law is for. He did not come to instill hate for the leper, the beggar, the drunk, the homosexual, the prostitute, the tax collector, the thief, the murder, the rapist, the lame, the orphans, the widows. These are the very same people he stayed with and ministered to, he loved them he accepted them, he cared for them.
We are supposed to love each other as he has loved us. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. He came to forgive, to give hope, to give acceptance to ALL people whether we like it or not. We as Christians are supposed to show God's love to all. 
As we come upon the season of Lent I hope everyone will take the time to meditate on God's love for you and reflect on your own life on how you can show Gods love for others through you.

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