Lent is Coming

However, we are NOT called to be judge, jury, and executioner let alone act as God. We do not get to sit in judgement of others and how they live their Catholic faith and how they live Lent. We aren’t to pass judgement on those that don’t torture themselves in the name of God to … Continue reading Lent is Coming

A Day Later

So here it is, nearly 24 hours later.  I didn’t get to Mass at all last night.  It was about 6 before my crying stopped enough and I knew that going to the last half of Mass wouldn’t cut it.  And I was still crying and had run out of tissues.  So I left and … Continue reading A Day Later

Holiness Smackdown

If you’re thinking I’m going to be writing about Pentacostals or wrestling or Pentacostals wrestling (though somebody probably would pay to see that, I’m sure), I’m actually going to be writing about Lent. Lent.  Those forty days when Catholics are pressured by other pew sitting Catholics into a competition of holiness.  I’m not kidding.  I … Continue reading Holiness Smackdown

Cleaning Up

While it mostly involved my living room, (I made my sofa clean and comfy so I will sit in it again; don’t ask, it’s a thing) I also want to cover the last part of Lent. It’s Holy Week.  While there is much to be said about Holy Week, like how I have a small … Continue reading Cleaning Up

Lent: It’s NOT Punishment

I think that’s where I’ve failed in the past.  Seeing Lent as a time of punishment, of castigating myself, to make up for all my failures.  I had never heard Lent as anything other than as doing without, sacrificing, giving up, abstaining, faster.  Always loss, no gain.  There was no going towards anything, no journey, … Continue reading Lent: It’s NOT Punishment