Thursday, March 10, 2011

40 Bags 40 Days



Do you know about Lent?

Growing up, we didn't observe Lent.

I didn't even know what it was.

It seemed like something Catholics did.

No offense to the Catholic faith at all....just didn't know about it.

Lent is the 40 days leading up to Jesus' death.

During those 40 days, it is a time to reflect on the cross.

On what it meant that He died for us.

Can we even BEGIN to grasp that?

Probably not.

But we can TRY to sacrifice something that MIGHT mean too much to us.

That we MIGHT depend on too much.

We can also try to RID ourselves of the clutter in our lives.

The clutter that symbolically reveals things that clutter our minds...and our hearts.


At one point in my life, the bags would have been larger.

The bags are smaller now...

But, the baggage is not.

In an attempt to rid my mind and my home of clutter

I am participating.

Oh,

(And, to get the most perfect understanding of Lent that I have ever read....

Go HERE.)


How about YOU? Do you observe Lent?


4 comments:

April Westerhold said...

Me, too! I'm so glad Sarah is doing this again. I started yesterday. Here is my post: http://westerhold.blogspot.com/2011/03/project-clean-house-40-bags-in-40-days.html

Kat aka Beachkat said...

I think the 40 Bags 40 Days is such a wonderful idea. I would definitely do it if we were going to be home...BUT I have my DIL and three grandchildren coming tomorrow and then my Mom and Aunt next week and then we're in California for two weeks. Whew! No time to participate, but I LOVE it.

Hugs,
Kat

Deborah said...

What a great idea? I'm joining you.

Mind Movies Review said...

This is such a wonderful idea!