Ash Wednesday — Who We Want To Be vs. Who We Are?

The Lenten Season begins today, and whether you begin with ashes or giving up your morning oatmeal raisin cookie it is time to focus on the next six weeks. When we follow the disciplines of Lent — Service, Worship, Sacrifice, and Prayer/Meditation we try to become the best person we can be. So I begin the season with a question.

Is your Lent about becoming who you want to be or being who you are, and what is the difference?

Asking yourself about who you want to be implies there is something missing or something you are not doing. Asking yourself who you are implies that for some reason the real you lies beneath the surface of who you appear to be.

May I suggest that this Lent a dedicated program of service, worship, prayer/meditation, and sacrifice will go a long way to answering all three questions I pose, and will narrow the difference between who you want to be and who you are. Try it!

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


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