Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Today is Ash Wednesday. As you know, this is the beginning of Lent, the 40 or so days before Easter. Lent has always been an important time for me. I have always viewed it as my time to make things right with our Lord. Some years I fell very short of that goal. He forgave me. Each year I'd make the great attempt and some years I felt I actually came closer to that goal than I had the year before. Over the last several years I have typically shied away from giving up the standard chocolate, candy, certain yummy foods, and have leaned toward things like procrastinating, gossiping, judging others. Those are definitely the more difficult things to avoid. And, that's the point. This year I'm open for suggestions. I'm sure everyone has a good suggestion for something I need to give up.