Today marks the start of the second full week of Lent. I feel like I’ve done a bit better this past week than the first few days.
My youngest son and I went to daily Mass on Thursday where I heard an awesome homily on prayer from a visiting priest. And, Friday night had the same son and I joined by my husband at Soup and Stations. It was a challenge in some regards with my altered eating needs, but I managed just fine.
I really hope to be at daily Mass at least once this upcoming week as well as Soup and Stations on Friday night.
This past week was pretty much tied for page views, so I am highlighting 2 posts that caught my eye.
Robert at The Fisherman’s Shoes shared his post, Roll up the Rim for Lent. He shares about how Tim Horton’s in Canada always runs the roll up the rim promotion during this time of year and how it can become a sense of temptation. Yet, he reminds us that “There can be no virtue without temptation.” This quote from Saint Augustine IS something that we can all use as a reminder of how we should live our lives. You’ll have to pop over to see what his workplace (a Catholic high school) is doing to help others through that same promotion.
The other post which I felt really fit with the overall theme of this series is Dear Non-Catholic, You’re Invited Too featured over at Catholic Mommy Blogs. Drawing from personal experience in her young adult years, Lis issues a call for all Christian women to join in the season of Lent. And, part of embracing Lent is realizing that through penance we can glorify God.
This year, I am joining Trish @ A House Upon the Rock in co-hosting the 40 Days of Seeking Him meme. The linky will be up each week so you can add in posts daily, weekly, or whenever you are able. The posts can be about anything related to Lent and preparing for Easter ~ crafts, food, devotions, music or reflections are all welcomed. I hope that my readers will join us on the journey through Lent as we seek to grow closer to Christ. Christian bloggers are welcome to join us in the weekly link up with posts that they are writing to showcase activities or reflections taken during this Lenten journey.
We are expanding the platform for this meme to include a 40 Days of Seeking Him Pinterest board for submitted posts and a Facebook group. I hope that you’ll check out the Pinterest board and join us on Facebook, too, as we seek to grow closer to Christ.