Wednesday, March 29, 2006

My Lenten Journey

I'm coming clean. My Lenten journey has not been as dry as it should be. I've been holding to the prescribed fasts and abstinence (as well as my regular fast every Friday), and I've given up chocolate and alcohol (although I give myself a break on Sunday and have a couple of glasses of wine). Prayer life is doing okay. My Lenten readings haven't been as voluminous—still working my way through Chesterton's Orthodoxy. More on that later.

The move really sort of started me off on the wrong foot. Instead of a period of contemplation, I've had a period of bustle—packing, unpacking, cleaning, and various other home-maintenance tasks. On top of all this, I've been blowing off steam with one of my favorite vices/recreational activities—computer games. I guess I feel a bit guilty about spending any time playing Call of Duty 2 when I could be doing something more productive.

So now I'm trying to refocus and get back to the Lenten discipline. Or to START my Lenten discipline, as it would seem.
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