We started our Lenten season with My Path to Heaven by Geoffry Bliss, S.J. This is a beautiful program that is simple to do, yet full of depth. I am reading it with Ds#1 and Ds#2, though my older is getting much more out of it. The boys "fasted" today by skipping snacks and desserts while I fasted more rigorously. Ds#1 is passing up desserts for the season, Ds#2 is going to pray an additional time during the day, and Ds#3 will give me even more hugs ;-) We received our ashes as a family late this evening.
Lent is a wonderful season for growing our love for Jesus. It's not as busy as Advent, yet culminates in our holiest of days. Fasting, praying, and giving charity as a Church unifies us and supports each individual. These end days of winter are good for meditation, at least here in the NE. The cyclic nature further focuses our family. It's a good time to include praying and meditating about homeschool, too.
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