Lent is around the corner. Have you given it any thought as to how you will prepare for Lent this year?
I’ll be honest – I haven’t thought about it much, but I am certainly open to suggestions.
Many years, this one included I spend a few thoughts trying to figure out if I should indulge in anything on my birthday ( chocolate, wine, etc), that is because so often it falls in lent. This year it is on Good Friday- so it really does require some thought.
But Jon I do like how you have worded the question- not many folks talk about CELEBRATING lent, a good many Catholics talk about lent as some drudgery. I enjoy lent, one reason in particular is that you do not have to explain or defend to anyone your sacrifices or practices, for example” oh come on just have one beer with me” in general people seem to respect your religious wishes when it is lent.
[quote:s7pa023f]But Jon I do like how you have worded the question- not many folks talk about CELEBRATING lent, a good many Catholics talk about lent as some drudgery.[/quote:s7pa023f]
Yeah, I actually chose that wording carefully because I wanted to elicit some different responses. Thanks for noticing. ” title=”Smile” />
I think Lent is a time of celebration – just not quite with the same jubilance that we normally associate with the word “celebration”. Lent is a time to be thankful for Jesus’ sacrifice for us and that, to me, calls for a celebration.
Peace be with you Jon,
I have given it a lot of consideration. And I intend to pray more for others and read the Word more. (I need to bone up on it ” title=”Smile” />)
Our Pastor was talking about it today at Mass, Ash Wednesday, and one thing I have never really done is prepare myself for and contemplate the coming of Christ. This I will do with great vigor this year.
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