Thursday, March 10, 2011
But, it is good to give something up, and I think it is good to give up something that I expect really isn't that good for me... and while many people think they have to give up something that they love in order to suffer during Lent, I say this: by giving up something that I don't think is truly in line with my expectations of life and the glory that it contains, I am walking a straighter path, perhaps a more Christlike one, full of the bumps and pitfalls that roads contain. Lent is not all about suffering, although it is there, certainly. It is about doubting, hoping, continuing onwards and doubting... hoping, movement. if ecstasy is about getting out of one's comfort zones, out of the 'stuck in a rut' that one has lived in for all these moments, hours, days... then it is time to go on an ecstasy hunt. cut the weeds out of the path, bend the branches aside, and move.