Are you a chronic procrastinator when it comes to Lent?
We’re in the same boat, friend.
I’m usually indecisive when it comes to what I’ll sacrifice, what I’ll add into my routine, and what I’ll read during this liturgical season.
This year, Joseph and I decided to turn our smart phones into dumb phones and spend intentional time together instead of mindlessly scrolling. However, Jesus did not think that was enough sacrifice. So my car battery died on Monday and I’ve been stuck at home this week while we figure out details about getting a new battery installed.
If I’m being honest with you, I have not handled this invitation to sacrifice very heroically. I’ll blame a little of this on pregnancy hormones, but someone was crying last night in the kitchen about not having a car, and it was not Joseph or the baby.
Then this morning’s Gospel reading kicked me in the pants:
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
Okay, Jesus. Thank you for that not-so-subtle hint.
Maybe your Lent is off to a little bit of a rough start, like mine. Maybe it’s smooth sailing so far. Regardless, I want to help you strive for holiness this season and grow closer Christ.
There are so many great books to pick up during Lent, it can be overwhelming. But one book I’m loving this Lent is “Girl, Arise!” by Claire Swinarski from The Catholic Feminist podcast.
If you’re still deciding on what to incorporate into your reading time this Lent, let me help you out. I’m giving one lucky reader a copy of Girl, Arise! this week. Head over to my Instagram account and enter for your chance to win a copy this Saturday.