So, we had vegetarian soup and spaghetti with meatballs last night at our Ash Wednesday dinner. And salad, bread, and even dessert.
The spaghetti was left over from dinners served the past several Saturdays. The soup base was pasta primavera sauce left from those same meals.
This is very Lenten: to take something from the past and make it new for our present and future. Ministers who blessed worshippers with ashes last night said, “Hope arises from the ashes of that which has come before.”
Life is what happens when you build forward from where you have been toward where you are going.
God is ready to help you design the menu of your life, and to prepare nutritious, well-balanced meals out of the ingredients you have, so you have the power to take the next step.