Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Love Lent 2009

Keep it simple stupid.

This year I have decided to focus on the priorities that my vocation calls for and to simply try to meet them without hesitation. The last bit is italicized because therein lies the sacrifice. I will be focused in on doing things immediately, according to my hierarchy of priorities (you know, the Pierlot stuff - Prayer, Personal, Partner, Parenting and Providing). No more watching a rerun of Law and Order before doing the dishes. No more drinking my coffee slowly, allowing it to cut into my regular prayer time. And most especially, NO MORE putzing around on the internet instead of attending to my children. I am giving up the phrases, "just a minute", "in a bit", "a little later" and "JUST WAIT!" I am anticipating seeing a ripple effect through all aspects of my life and day. How often do I put off doing what needs to be done, and therefore put off doing God's will for my life? So that is Lent for me in 2009.

No hesitation - just abandonment to my vocation, and through that, to God.

Now pardon me while I sit like a slug on my couch watching TV and not doing the dishes or putting the laundry away on this Fat Tuesday.

1 comment:

  1. That is a great idea, A. I think that for mothers in general that is the biggest struggle. It is hard to die to self like that.