As we anticipate the beginning of this season of conversion and turning again in a new way to the Heart of Jesus who has turned Himself to us, we examine our own hearts on this “Fat Tuesday.” As the branches of last Palm Sunday are burned so that we might use the ashes tomorrow to remind us of our need for conversion, we might take a brief look over the past year. Where have I come from? How has the Lord met me and carried me along? How have I wandered? What part of my heart has grown hardened? Where has my heart dried up? For what do I thirst today? And even more importantly, how does Jesus thirst for me- for my freedom from sin, for my life, for my joy, for my love?