Ash Wednesday begins Lent. Lent is a time to sacrifice in order to bring yourself closer to God. A time to reflect on the Sacrifice that our Savior gave for us. So that we might be saved from sin and death to eternal life with the Father. There are many ways to come closer to God. Many things that can be given up in sacrifice. Here are mine. Even those that wouldn't be a sacrifice for you are a sacrifice for me. But I'm not good with follow through. Great with intentions...bad with follow through. That "road to hell" thing gets me every time. So I am going to put up a post each Saturday keeping myself accountable. If you want to let us know what YOU'RE doing for Lent and how well you stuck to your good intentions each week, feel free to join in. After all, we experience Lent as a community of believers...not solely as individuals.
1) improve my health
a - exercise each morning I'm off work
b - decrease sugared drinks (specifically, only have them at work...where sugar is a must)
2) improve my marriage
a - no more play fighting
c - take over a household chore I do not usually do -- dusting and vacuuming
3) improve my serenity
a - play piano each morning house is empty
b - pray short rosary with kids each night I'm off work
So begins my walk toward Easter.