Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Celebrating Lent with a "Yes"

 "I'm going to give up cleaning my room!"
"Yeah, and I'll give up doing math."

I had just brought up the topic of Lenten sacrifices and these are the responses I got from our they-crack-themselves-up children.  I would have told them I was going to give up doing laundry, but they might have liked that a little too much, what with the prospect of not having to fold or put anything away for the next 40 days and all.  No, we had to...


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  1. I'm doing something wrong? The link doesn't take me to the rest!!!

    Ah. Can't go on with day.

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  2. That was so great. It seems like "giving" has really been a huge theme this year.

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    1. Aw, thanks Lisa. The kids are good inspiration for a lot of things these days...

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  3. So true! I love the idea of using Lent to do more of the things we should do rather than taking away something. Smart!

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    1. Thanks, Ada! And the happy accident is that while we're doing the things we should be doing, we're probably not going to have time to do the stuff that holds us back. It's a win-win.

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  4. I have always tried to "give up" one thing to stay in tune with the whole sacrificial aspect of Lent but I have also always "done" one thing to make me a better Christian for 40 days too... this year- giving up eating out more than once a week and adding an extra mass in every week... I am glad you are also on board with this philosphy- its why we are awesome

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