Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, Catholic believers has black crosses on their forehead using the black ashes. Black ashes comes from the palms used in the previous Palm Sunday and mixed with holy water and oil. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent Season. The 40 days of repentance, reconciliation and purification of the heart. The season of Lent is the best season to reconcile with our enemy, clear the misunderstanding, and ask for forgiveness. Also the fasting season. Eat light and no meat especially on Wednesday and Friday. This fasting is a personal endeavor between God and man (the person who is fasting).
Anyways, I went to church yesterday with my brother and sister. We always attend the church activity during Lent Season. And yes, we have black cross on our forehead. Hearing the preach yesterday opens my mind to repent, reconcile, forgive and forget. Let us swallow our pride. It is not how much others has hurt us, but it is the matter of bringing back the good relationship. It isn’t really easy I must say. And I hope this time I have lots of courage to reconcile with my cousins. It has been six years since we have our misunderstanding. My pride took this misunderstanding this long. Lord God give me the strength. Also, touch my cousin’s heart. Amen!