One of the (minor) reasons I love being Catholic
is because we're such big one-uppers.
No one can compete with us.
Oh, you've got a famous guy as the head of your church?
You belong to a giant megachurch?
Oh, that's cute.
Your pastor devotes his life to God?
Your religion appeals to a younger generation?
A religion full of one-uppers.
That's what makes Lent so difficult.
I know it's not a contest, but it still kind of is.
Plus, I have to one-up myself.
Obviously, I also use Lent as a time for contemplation
& spiritual growth begotten from self-sacrifice.
But my brain is messed up & I see Lent as a challenge as well.
You don't know it, but I'm in competition--
with myself and also maybe you.
My competitiveness is my cross to bear. Don't judge me.
I've got some ideas for Lent,
but I kind of wanted to see what y'all think would be the biggest sacrifice for me.
(Also, I found out how to do a poll on Blogger & got excited.)
This blog would be nothing without sarcasm. Could you go 40 days without it?
Giving up social media would take away so much from you, but I would do it for Jesus.
Shopping? I feel like I draw in a lot of converts just by dressing cute.
But it's a sacrifice I would make.
I'm pulling for the fast; self-discipline is a virtue that would
transfer to other areas of my life,
plus it's high time I lose the baby weight I've been toting around for the past 22+ years.
Chubby cheeks just aren't coming back in style, no matter how hard I try to make it a thing.