While I'm not one to talk too much about what I gave up for Lent, our priest posed a common penance of giving up electronic entertainment for a week. What!?!?!
Well, we're on board! I'm a little nervous about this and will be checking email as it's how I stay in touch with a great deal of family. But what about my Google Reader? It's going to be insane when I get back!
I am looking forward to the time spent thinking and praying about my relationship with Jesus. The Gospel today about Mary, Martha, and Lazarus just got me thinking about how close I really am (am not) with Jesus. If he were alive, would we be friends?
The Gospel reads, "Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Laz'arus"
I know Jesus loves me as God the Father loves me, but am I taking the time to seek Him, to know Him, to love Him? Relationships take two. What am I giving? This week I hope to seek a bit more, learn a bit more, give a bit more, and in turn, learn to love a bit more.
See y'all next week, and I look forward to letting you know how God worked in my life while putting aside those distractions for a bit!