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Ash Wednesday-- at last!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 22, 2012

Maybe it's just something about my age, or my particular circle of acquaintances. But I have the sense that many people--myself included--have been anxious for Lent to begin. Have you?

There's a general recognition out there, I think, that we're facing some serious battles: socially and politically as well as spiritually. We need to whip ourselves into shape to face those challenges. At least that's certainly how I feel; do you feel the same way?

If you do--and even if you don't--let me offer the traditional cheery greeting of the season: May you have a miserable Lent!

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  • Posted by: Cornelius - Feb. 22, 2012 1:06 PM ET USA

    Yes, I too have felt that. I've been counting down the days til Ash Wednesday and have set up a much more rigorous than usual Lenten observance for myself. Something's afoot . . . .

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Feb. 22, 2012 10:32 AM ET USA

    Yes, Phil, I've been anxious for it to begin, too. It's about time to get myself into shape . . . again. May you have a miserable one, too!

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