I hope your Lent is off to a good start. Remember, Lent is not easy but it’s not a downer. Why else would the Sacramentary refer to Lent as “this joyful season?” (First Preface for Lent) Renewal is good…but it takes hard work.
As we move forward into Lent, I want to remind you that I am willing to be your Lenten partner (I offered this on my webinar). In other words, you are welcome to send an email to me once a week telling me about your progress (or lack thereof) practicing the Lenten disciplines. Sharing with another person is a powerful way of keeping your focus (it’s the same wisdom that leads people in Twelve Step programs to have a sponsor with whom they regularlykeep in touch…and let’s face, it: sin is an addiction). Your email will be confidential (in other words, don’t worry, it won’t end up here on my blog!!!) and I will respond with general words of encouragement. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget that I write a monthly feature for Catechist Magazine called What’s Your Catholic IQ? The folks there have begun a monthly “What’s Your Catholic IQ Contest” that you may want to look into.
Finally, on a totally unrelated note, today is my Dad’s birthday. Dad would have been 89 today. We all miss him but continue to be blessed by the love that he shared with us and continues to share with us through the Communion of Saints. Na Zdrowie, Dad!