Ash Wednesday should have reminded us that we are dust and into dust we shall return. But, Judy says we are really star dust and have been around for a very long time. Scientists tell us that "all matter that now exists was formed almost fourteen billion years ago and has been recycling ever since. We are part of a vast universe of energy particles that continues to renew and recreate. Literally, we are the dust of stars."
Lent is a time to remember what is essential in our lives. We do not live by bread alone and the devil is still active and lying in wait to tempt us as we begin this Lent with good intentions. Ignatius of Loyola told us that the devil studies each of us to find our weak spots and then he attacks. Let us be awake and vigilant and take time to dialogue each day with the Lord to discern what He wants of us.