...The Christmas Feast is already a fading memory,
And already the mind begins to be vaguely aware
Of an unpleasant whiff of apprehension at the thought
Of Lent and Good Friday which cannot, after all, now
Be very far off...
I'm starting to try Lenten sacrifice ideas on for size. Can't give up coffee this year; already did that. Can't give up sweets; already did that, too. We always give up the tv, so that's non-negotiable. The computer? Did that cross someone's mind? I've been thinking about it... but, I don't know. Maybe I could give it up with caveats? I'm still trying to decide what is practical and what would make me so depressed I couldn't function, or that I'd just end up failing at. It's so disheartening to overreach and fail, but then I don't want to feel like an underachiever, either.
We only have one week to go, though. Yikes! I hope the time from Ash Wednesday to Easter goes as quickly as the time between Christmas and Ash Wednesday has gone!
To take a quiz to see what you know about the Lenten season, run over to Aquinas and More.