… I hate Lent. But then again I suppose that’s the point.
Starting the penitential season in full swing found me hunched over a flat tire in the pouring rain yesterday morning. No one stopped to help. Just as I was cursing all of humanity as heartless bastards a kindly man stopped to help change the tire. I immediately was humbled and felt like a big fat jerk. Nicely played, God.
Every year I promise to give up swearing for Lent, then I have mornings like today where I am half way through my eggs & bacon before I realize it’s meatless Friday. Well, damnit.
So if you are anything like me, God help you if you are, you might still be looking for ideas on what to give up for Lent. A popular alternative is to add a pious or penitential practice to your daily routine in lieu of giving something up… like 40 days of housework, or praying the rosary daily, or being stranded on a cruise ship. Whatever.
Here is a guide with some good ideas for Lenten practices or you could just pray for the Pope every day and try not to dwell on Mahony being able to vote in the conclave. Lindenman is reading the Psalms everyday. I don’t know, I’m sure you can think of something. If you do, let me know.