I want to take this post to mention my plans for Lent and to encourage you to join me if you so desire. I've tried giving things up in the past--tv mostly. But I find it hard to replace the sacrificed object or food with prayer or meditation, so when I came across this http://www.jesuscreed.org/?p=3384 it seemed like a perfect way to turn my thoughts in the right direction during this time of preparation. Every morning and every night, recite the Creed:
Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
And try to live it every day. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday already, so then I will begin.