This year, I am giving up lunch. Food is probably my biggest vice, and I think it will really help me focus on prayer to get me through. However, my DH was home from work today and brought me soup for lunch!! I couldn’t hurt his feelings, so it is all I had.

I teach CCD to fifth graders. Although they are too young to fast, I still encourage them to sacrifice something. I told them to use their sacramentals to help them when it gets tough. Maybe that will work for all of us!