Here we are again, about to enter the Penitential season of Lent 2018. My journey of faith was well underway, yet in its infancy, back in 2006 when I quit smoking “for Lent”. As I had not really pondered what I might do to become a better Christian, and be default a better human, this year my decision just fell in my lap so to speak. A deacon friend of mine posted on social media lamenting how we tear ourselves to pieces because of political views. What was my response? It was this:
“With the breviary readings lately for daytime focusing on forgiveness and mutual respect and love for each other, I have resolved to make this a priority as well. I will give up all bitterness & contentiousness for Lent. Please pray for me, as I pray for you, and may this become like tobacco did in 2006 for me. I never picked them up again.”
Will you join me?