Ash Wednesday! The preparation for the most important day of the year started today. I attended mass near my office at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary here in Atlanta. The priest provided a great suggestion on a Lent tradition. The usual tradition is that we give up something we really like for Lent. Our celebrant put a twist on that tradition. He reminded us Jesus does not mind us giving things up that we like as a method of preparing ourselves for a spiritual journey…but what what makes him happiest is when we give up the things he does NOT like before we meet him!
That matched up pretty well with my daily devotional in the Liturgy of the Hours. So I’m working on giving up a vice everyday (lets say improving my language and vocabulary skills)….and a an extra vice (coffee) on Fridays. Accomplishing #1 on a normal day will be interesting….without coffee on Fridays? Oh maybe I’ll find a way to stay in bed and hide!
I hope and pray that you too will grow in faith and wisdom on this Lenten journey.
P.S. Fuji X-E1 with 18-55