Something earlier was said which got me thinking about what it might mean to fast from yourself or give yourself up for lent. A spidergram quickly grew
When we fast from ourselves we give up the need to -
- Project a better image of ourselves
- Justify our actions
- Make excuses
- Draw attention of ourselves through the use of humour
- Blame others
- Be defensive
- Cultivate selfishness
- Have the loudest voice in a discussion
- Seek glory
- Seek affirmation
- Manipulate situations
- Maintain our rights
Eryn who always takes lent seriously, once giving up tea and newspapers! decided to check on what I was giving up this year.
"I'm thinking about giving myself up for Lent!"
Eryn is not impressed and throws a "don't bother" over her shoulders as she leaves the room, "you'll never do it....!"