Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

Lenten Sacrifices and a New Swing
February 20, 2010, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Fasting, Lent

This year during Lent, Daniel and I are reading Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots by Scott Hahn.


It’s divided into 40 small chapters, (Baptism, the Mass, Marriage, Confession, Pilgrimage, etc) and so fits perfectly in the 40 days of Lent if we read one chapter a day. Hahn explains that in our Lenten sacrifice, be it food or otherwise, “We return it all to God for forty days, not because any of it is ‘bad,’ but because it is indeed very good. Only good things should be offered in sacrifice to God; only the best of the harvest could be offered as a tithe. We give them to God so that we learn not to put anything in God’s place in our lives.”

In other news, Daniel set up a swing for Little Bear.


He loves it almost as much as the basketball he found in the yard the other day.

Or the flowers he has discovered can be picked.

Not to mention eaten…

Ok, fine. He tries to eat the basketball, too.

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Oh my goodness. “Every little thing -he- does is magic.”

I love it. He is great and I love him. So glad your family is moving closer.


Auntie Em

Comment by Elizabeth

We are reading Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter with bits from Lewis, Chesterton, Buechner, Yancey, L’Enge, Nouwen, etc., etc. We should switch for 2011!

Comment by Katherine

I am reading this, also (at least my favorite authors) but am eager to also read the Hahn book.
So much fun on last Friday night–participating in the surprise!

Comment by Margo Payne

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