If you’re like me, “Shrove Tuesday” may not have significance. After reading this description from Wikipedia where self-examination is involved, maybe now I know why I don’t remember this as a child… 🙂
The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “absolve“. Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who “make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with.”
PRAYER: Dear God, on this Shrove Tuesday, please help me to seek and heed your guidance on ways to advance my spiritual growth, that I might more closely be like Christ Jesus in all I do and say. Amen
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
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