The purpose of receiving the ashes during Ash Wednesday is to remind us of our origin, "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return". With a symbolic sense of death, expiration, humility and penitence, the ashes help us to look inside ourselves.
This look at one's interiority, of recognizing one's mistakes and wanting to rectify them, enters into the dynamics of the two key words of Lent. By recognizing our sins, we regret and wanting to change them, we become.
Here are some activities that you can do this coming Lenten Season:
1. Create an Advent Calendar with your loved ones.
Open, color, or tear away the day’s item in your calendar, and say a prayer for someone in need or lead them in a prayer of gratitude and worship to Jesus for taking away our sins. While creating your own calendar, you can listen to acoustic jams with JBL Reflect Aero.
2. Give Up something as a Family.
It’s now the perfect time to spend more time with your family. Maybe you could abstain from social media, going outside for a time. You can just watch your favorite biblical movie with your family and JBL Bar 9.1. It brings audio experience of a movie theater into your home with two detachable surround speakers and the added punch of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ 3D sound.
3. Burn Sin Cards
Write all the things that you’re sorry for in a piece of paper and have them toss it into fire, where it will all burn up. Pray, listen to solemn music with JBL LIVE 460NC and repent of all of your sins.
It is appropriate for all of us to be mindful not only of the sadness that made the cross necessary but also of the everlasting joy that is ours because of the resurrection we celebrate on Easter morning.