Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Words Behind You

So what are you doing for Lent this year?

I'd really like to know. Are you giving something up? Doing something extra? Adding a little something? Investing in a new routine or spiritual focus? Hit the "Comment" link below.



"The pastor looks really cute today."

"Dude, I'm gonna hafta call you back; we're about to pray or something."


"Mommy, my tummy doesn't feel goo----urrgle." (Followed by splashing sound.)

"Hey, there, ladies -- nice Bibles. You come here often?"


"He's good, but he's no Rick Warren."

"You think they'll mind if I use the offering basket to break a five?"

"Dang it! I grabbed my Bhagavad-Gita by mistake. My Message Bible is still in the Prius next to my yoga mat."

"I can't see the pulpit. The guy in front of me has a melon that would show up on Google Earth."

[selected from "The Sacred Sandwich" blog]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: "Lent" is short for Lenten, which comes from the Old English word for Spring: lencten. The reference to that part of the calendar between Ash Wednesday and Easter is peculiar to English. (Lencten comes from a long line of other, odder words that have to do with days and daylight, and probably refer to the lengthening time of daylight during the Spring season.)


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hucknjim said...

I have a daily devotional booklet that I read every day. My promise to myself and to God this Lenten season is to, after reading the devotion, turn to the Bible and read the entire passage the devotion quotes from. Who knows? Maybe it will become a habit, and wouldn't that be a wonderful thing.


Mark said...

You go, John! Yes, it would be wonderful, and helpful, and uplifting. And all kinds of right and proper for those of us who confess Christ.