Anyone else noticing that whatever (or whomever) you gave up seems more present now than before Ash Wednesday? I mean, it hasn’t even been a week. We have a month to go and I’m already tempted. I suppose, though, that that’s entirely the point. Jesus had 30+ years to avoid committing to the cross and chose us over that immense sacrifice. The least (and I do mean very, very, very least) we can do is choose him over what we gave up. I may need you to remind me of this next week…or tomorrow.