I have decided what I will sacrifice and do during Lent this year. I will stop reading fiction,playing games on facebook, complaining about the weather and in general. I will go and pray outside the abortion clinic with my husband once a week, go to daily Mass, read my devotional book, and be as understanding as possible when I am interrupted at work and be truly present to those who need me. These practices may be amended as the season progresses.
What I am really searching for this season is healing. I want to learn to accept myself and then be myself. It ties into my word resolution for the year which is authentic. At the risk of sounding trite, I have issues which I need to resolve before I move forward.