I will admit. I am ready for Lent. Not ready in the prepared sense, ready in the desperately need Lent sense. Ready in the, I need a reminder to "turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel," sense. And I suppose that requires another admittance, I have been far from exemplary in my faith practices. I have been missing Mass, skipping prayers, and just generally not putting God first in my life. Hopefully Lent will change that.
Now before you go off declaring me a heretic, or remind me to head to confession before receiving the Eucharist let me make the final admittance - I've had a bit of a change of heart. A game is not a game without players. And so Lent won't be a game unless we make it one. So, I do intend to give up something for Lent. I just don't plan to broadcast what it is to everyone I know. Or to remind everyone I meet that I'm skipping meat on Friday or fasting on Ash Wednesday. I'm trying to focus my Lent on the ultimate goal - that when we celebrate the Resurrection I will be remembered in His Kingdom, and that when I leave this life I will be welcomed to eternal celebration.