Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday

I have posted about this before, one of my favorite church services of the year is Ash Wednesday. I welcome the time of silence and contemplation. I even like the somber colors of Lent. 
Today in my copy of the Chicago Tribune, I found an essay by a columnist that I often enjoy, Mary Schmich.  The entire article can be found here,0,6109678.column .
She writes about "clearing out the closets of the soul". I think her article sums up my thoughts better than I can. She articulates how welcome self-restraint, self--denial, and self-reflectiveness can be in our culture of plentiful choice, large portions, and constant entertainment.