I’ve been thinking about lent this year…
what shall I do,
what shall I give up,
what shall I take on?
Should I try the ‘sweets thing’ again like my friend does? Why bother, I can never make it all the way through, I start to rationalize…yogurt with chocolate bits, is that considered ‘sweets?’ And then in a weak moment I grab a cookie. That’s it, I’ve broken my lenten promise, and the guilt sets in…
How about taking on some extra prayers,
reading the Bible more,
random acts of kindness…..
How about giving up beets and turnips – ok, not such a sacrifice –
but at least I can do that for 40 days!!!
So, in a few hours lent begins and it’s time to make my final decision
This year I have decided that lent will not be ‘action’, it will be ‘attitude’.
When I look ahead to the glory of Easter,
I am humbled by the Gift of the Resurrection.
It’s really all gift, isn’t it?
And so, to prepare myself for the Easter Gift, I will spend lent emptying myself.
De-cluttering my thoughts
surrendering my anger and resentments
throwing away my judgments
detaching from worldly distractions
This lent will be about attitudes not actions…..care to join me?
Andie, I’ll join you on “throwing away my judgments.”
That’s a tough one. Sometimes we are not even aware that we are passing judgment….good luck Ruth Ann.
I really like this about attitudes not necessarily actions. Thank you.
You’re welcome! Thanks for the visit, Jan.
Having the right attitude is a gift.
Yes, and one we need to be grateful for!
Has anyone ever given up brocoli for Lent?
I believe the world right now needs a little more love and caring for each other. Something that modern society seems to have given up all year round and not just for Lent.
You’re right in saying we should focus on Christ’s sacrifice some more.
God bless you.
Yes Victor, a little more love, caring and kindness would be wonderful to take on for lent~
Oh Andie, I am glad I found you again, and now both of us are on WP….Blessings to you on Ash Wednesday!!
Hi Lori, I’m so glad you found me too…and now, I’ve found you again!
This reminds me of Sister Wendy Becket book about prayer, where she says that prayer is more an attitude than actions. I think that’s a great resolution!
José D. Pinell.
Thanks so much! I think I need to go and check out that book!