Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I would love to observe Lent according to the old law, with forty days of fasting.  I can't.  I feel ill if I go too long without eating, and furthermore I'm pregnant.  Every Lent I chafe over the things I can't do.  Never mind that there are only twenty-four hours in the day, and I have to sleep some of them.  Never mind that I have physical limitations.  The things I wish I could give up are entirely unrealistic, but it insults my pride.

This Lent I am trying to learn humility.  I will offer to God the things that I can, and trust that if God wants the rest, He will give me the ability.  I plan to let the matter rest there, but I am proud, and I doubt it will be that easy.

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