Beyond no meat and no candy and no tv, beyond opening doors for others, greeting them with a smile, donating to the poor – beyond giving up and doing extra. Aren’t those ‘doing’ behaviors ones we should be exhibiting every day? And as far as giving up goes, it’s easier for those without an inclination, or a sweet tooth craving, or a biological inheritance. It’s fine if you’re trying to improve your self-control.
But God is
in the people you meet, and the plants that you hold, and the animals that you pet, and the rocks that you throw. In the meat and candy and tv.
God is. And this Friday I will be grateful for all those in my life, both now and in the future. For how they’re shaping the person I’m becoming.
Notice how the less you talk, the more you see? How the less you brag about yourself, the more people remember you.
God is. In the silence.