Psalm 30: 11, 12: “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness; that my soul may sing praise to You, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” Praising God with our bodies is wonderful; dance unto Him with all your might! But this praise must come from a deeper place, from our souls; the very core of our being. You can sing and make music and even dance unto the Lord while your mind is a million miles away, but to be true worship, it has to be grounded in your soul. And to answer the question, “Why did we focus on worship and praise on Ash Wednesday and the first days of Lent?” the answer would be, “Why Not?” Are not the activities and traditions of these days also expressions of worship? They surely should be.