As a kid I remember all the kids asking each other what you are giving up. As an adult seems we look to do something other than giving things up.
I was thinking in mass Sunday that what I need to give up is my spirit to God. Because God will take it and love it. Holding it closely.
I have in the pass do the 40 bags in 40 days. It is a great way to clean the house, but was they things weighing down my spirit and giving up bags of stuff did it increase my closeness to God.
I am asking God each day how can I give you more of my spirit so that I receive more of your spirit. A Spirit that leads to forgiving and receiving forgiveness. A Spirit of Joy, A Spirit of Love, A Spirit of hope.
OK, as always I need to reflect more on this inner thought of Giving up my Spirit for Lent.
Luke 23:46 “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”
Psalm 31:5 “to your hands I commit my spirit, by you have I been redeemed”