What is Lent?
Lent is the 40 day period (excluding Sunday’s) between Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2017) and Easter. This is a period of time when Christians take time to reflect on the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
How is it celebrated?
By observing a period of self-sacrificing, fasting, reflection, repentance, moderation and/or spiritual discipline. In our home, we each choose one thing that we love and give it up (sacrifice) for Lent. When I was young we always gave up meat for Lent, since Sunday’s are not included in the 40 days we would have meat on Sunday’s.
Every year during the Lent season I like to carry a little reminder of the sacrifice that was made for me. This started out as something that I did for myself and now I share it with as many people as I can. This is a very quick and inexpensive project that makes a huge impact on people.
Hard cut Masonry Nails
Place a drop of rubber cement on the nail where the bow will be attached, then simply tie a bow around the nail.
*I used purple ribbon because it represents royalty.
I carry mine in my wallet throughout Lent and throughout the year. It is an emotional reminder of the cruel and painful death that Jesus suffered on my behalf. I make a few hundred of these every year to be handed out at church on Ash Wednesday as well as to people I come in contact with throughout the season.
I wrote this post a few weeks ago and some how forgot to post it. Although it makes a huge statement when given out on the first day of Lent it can still act as huge reminder when given throughout the season.
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