Lenten Practice: Clothing Week!

March 16, 2014

Here’s the thing. I feel kind of ridiculous. I chose a Lenten practice that requires a lot of explanation…not really something I did on purpose.

That’s kind of anti-Lenten fast, right? Jesus said, “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:16-18)

So, ridiculous girl over here. But I like to finish what I start, so I’m just going to keep this short and simple.

Food week went well. I did a lot of thinking about food: where it comes from, what it means to be able to choose it, and what it is I normally eat that is unnecessary, wasteful and excessive. I still love all of the items on my food list, but I did miss eating other foods.

It’s clothing week. I’ve chosen 7 items of clothing, not including undergarments or shoes. Jeans, dress pants, work out pants, t-shirt, two sweaters a dress, a sweatshirt/jacket, a sweater and pajamas.

I plan to clean out my closet this week and get some items ready to donate.

I do hope you’re each having a blessed Lent!