A couple of years ago, I decided I was going to blog for Lent. The fact I didn’t get very far says a lot about my inner life. I blamed social media. And working too hard. And the political climate. And anything but myself.
I can definitely see a reduction in my productivity, creativity and spiritual maturity since the advent of social media. But it’s my responsibility to do something about it. So here goes.
For Lent, I will stay off the knee-jerk social media sites like Facebook, twitter and Instagram.
I’m also going to give up sarcasm. Well, I’m going to try. I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of irony and sarcasm. My mind and mouth just react. Great for comedy, but poison to your soul if you let it take over. And I feel like God is asking me to make room for joy. Unapologetic, sincere, childlike joy.
So here goes. Forty days without sarcasm. (Yeah, whatever.)
I haven’t gotten the ashes imposed yet. So I’ll let that slide.
Thought: Lent doesn’t have to be deprivation. Think of what you could let go of to make room for?