Last night, as I was tucking in my three year old, and singing (if I can generously call it that) Ba-Ba-Black Sheep to her like I do every night, I was interrupted by her. She was very upset all of a sudden, and I had to stop singing to hear what was going on. “We forgot to pray tonight! We forgot to pray tonight!” Here I was, not being particularly patient, trying to put my kid to bed so that I coud just go eat some cookies and milk and veg out downstairs a bit. But my haste, my lack of patience, and my desire to just shut off my brain pushed me to forget probably the most important 8 minutes with my family of every day…
Us adults think we’re so smart. We’ve got it all figured out, and we’ve got our busy lives with our busy schedules, and our grand plans. And quite often,those grand plans get in God’s way – even if our goal is to teach our faith in Christ to other people. Read the rest of this entry
The majority of Catholics don’t exactly share my sentiments about Lent. We generally have childhood memories of cheese pizzas and mac & cheese on Friday nights (or, as with our house, orange roughey or tuna). We remember somber days, going to Stations of the Cross, venerating the Cross and extra long Palm Sunday Masses.
My most vivid Lent memory from childhood was the hardcore parental move of NO TV for all 6 weeks of Lent. Yup, all of it, including Sundays. I don’t know how my parents didn’t go nuts with us 5 kids and all our “boredom.”
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