Ash Wednesday is coming up, and I'm very much looking forward to Lent. I've been in a bit of a spiritual stupor (probably why I haven't been blogging much), and Lent has proven to be a fairly fruitful time for me.
I was at Kroger's the other day grocery shopping and they had a small fridge full of fish with a sign that said "Lent made easy!" over it, and I thought "Boy, way to miss the point!" It's a sad sign of our times, where convenience and ease reign supreme. During the Lenten season prior to my baptism and official conversion, I added additional fasting in preparation, not for a sense of spiritual superiority, but in an effort to really draw my mind and soul to God. I did a bread and water only fast on Wednesdays as well the typical fasting on Saturdays (in addition to Friday as well). I'm contemplating doing something similar to help with my spiritual dry spell, since it's been effective for me in the past.