Remember on Ash Wednesday, when I had no idea what I was doing for Lent? Here's what I decided: (1) Go to Mass every Tuesday, since the Newman Center is right around the corner from my office. (2) Give up buying clothes and yarn. I am not a big clothes-buyer, but it's surprising how often I have checked myself mentally, saying, "Wait, let's think about that after Easter." After years spent resolving to Do All The Things for Lent, I'm confident that it works better for me to choose modest goals and stick to them.
The thing that has required the most discipline is something I've been doing all year: the Coming Home Network has a plan that will take you through the Bible and the Catechism in a year, and I've been trudging along with it. It's been a while since I've read some of the Old Testament, and I've never read the whole Catechism. To my surprise, I've really been enjoying the Catechism, which might be a topic that needs its own post. I did not enjoy Leviticus; I am not enjoying Numbers. But hey-- Deuteronomy is right around the corner.
How's your Lent treating you?