Lent. Is. Hard

Well it has been a crazy, hectic, and frustrating day. It began whenI tried to blog keep-calm-and-live-lent-2something early this morning before work, but I had nothing. The ole brain just went blank. But I promised a certain deacon that I would blog something every day (weekdays at least) so here I am.

We are only two days into Lent, and I am already worried that I am going to flunk again this year. Come to think of it the only really good Lent I ever did was when I gave up sarcasm. That was beyond hard, but I did it. Once is enough. Hey I was born in New York sarcasm is in my DNA.

So I decided to work on my prayer life, and spend time in silence listening for the small still voice of the Lord.  Perhaps if I just turn it over to Christ he will show me the way.

Thomas McDonald on his blog, God and the Machine, reminds us what Lent is really about:

The point of our time in the desert is to draw nearer to Christ. There are three ways to live Lent:

  • Carrying the cross with Christ by sharing a small portion of His suffering.
  • Emulating Him in acts of charity and kindness.
  • Drawing near to Him in prayer and spending time at His feet, learning from him through Scripture and spiritual writing.

And so, this is the way I make my Lent. Read more for great suggestions.

If that isn’t enough check out Aggie Catholic Lent 2015 page.

That’s all for now folks. I am bone tired.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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3 Responses to Lent. Is. Hard

  1. Christine says:

    For my Lent I plan on remembering The pain I felt when the nurse removed The tape from my abdomen each day for cleaning My wound vac. I reflected on the pain Jesus felt for us All on His long walk to His death at that time And I felt braver & stronger. May I be stronger for others having experienced this.

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  2. Mary says:

    Keep up the great work!

    Sarcasm. Now that would be hard. And I am NOT being sarcastic. 😛


  3. Sophia says:

    Love it.


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