I am observing Lent this year. With my sudden interest in Monotheistic and Abrahamic Faith’s it seems only fitting. While I technically consider myself a Sufi Muslim at this point which means part of what I believe is that Jesus was a prophet but not God made flesh, I don’t see why I can’t reflect on his trial through the desert and find ways to bring myself closer to God.

Ways I am observing Lent (so far anyways):

No meat
Limited food intake, a sort of quasi fasting
Daily or preferably twice daily prayer (I’m still trying to get the hang of praying five times a day)

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3 thoughts on “Lent – Day One, Ash Wednesday

  1. Part of Jesus not being God, but being human, a Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, means that he didn’t die on the cross. I’m wondering what you are referring to when you say “trial through the desert”?

    – a sister who was raised catholic but is now a muslim.

    1. I mean his 40 days spent in the desert before starting his public ministry.

      I don’t believe he died on the cross. 🙂

      This is from Wikipedia:

      “Lent is traditionally described as lasting for forty days, in commemoration of the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, where he endured temptation by the Devil.”

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