From Dust to Renewal: Reflections on Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season
Posted on February 22, 2023 1 Comment
This morning, I attended the St. James Catholic Church in Osu, Accra for the Ash Wednesday Service, where I received ashes on my forehead with the priest saying, “Remember from dust you came, and to dust you shall return.” This very humbling reminder of my mortality reiterates the need for me to turn away from my sins, especially the ones that so easily beset me, and trust completely in the Lord with my all. The ashes, which will remain on my forehead throughout the day, symbolise my willingness to acknowledge my faults and seek forgiveness, whilst serving as a public declaration of my faith in God, and a commitment to live a more righteous life.
Getting Ready For Lent 2023
Posted on February 16, 2023 Leave a Comment
As we begin this season of Lent, let us pray for God’s love and mercy to be poured out upon us. Let us pray for understanding and the courage to embrace the sacrifices this season demands. Let us be generous to one another, especially those in need, remembering the words of Jesus, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40, NLT).
What Can You Remind God Of?
Posted on March 25, 2019 Leave a Comment
“Remember, O Lord, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” Then he broke down and wept bitterly.” – Isaiah 38:3 NLT Isaiah told King Hezekiah that he was going to die. Upon hearing this, Hezekiah went before the Lord and prayed the prayer in […]
God’s Kind Of Fasting
Posted on March 7, 2019 1 Comment
“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, […]
Posted on March 6, 2019 Leave a Comment
The Lenten period is here with us again, and I am happy, proud and excited to participate in this year’s Lenten period. The Lenten period has become something I look forward to every year because of my Lent Testimony from three years ago (read it here: https://kaessuman.com/2016/04/02/my-lent-testimony/). However, as believers, we should treat every passing […]