This Wednesday begins the season of Lent and contrary to some people’s thoughts, it is not a holy day of obligation. I just had to let you know that right away. I have begun my Lenten season a few days early, taking off from work this week and beginning to prepare for what is always a hectic time, since I work in a church. I have caught up on my schoolwork and have spent time reading and praying. I am going to give up watching TV this year as well as some fasting, but I won’t tell when as that misses the point. I will also make a better effort of attending the Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings, eventhough it feels like an extension of my work day, the children really do get to me, watching them walk and pray the Stations.