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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sacrifice

Did I tell you what I've given up for Lent? I don't think I did; I've been in a bit of denial about the whole thing. Every year I spend time contemplating what I could give up that would be a real sacrifice. Sometimes I don't give up anything at all; sometimes I vow to adhere to an abstention that isn't really much of a sacrifice.

This year, when Ash Wednesday arrived, I still hadn't made up my mind. I was at work that morning, and as I do every morning, I served myself a bag of popcorn. At work, there is a popcorn machine on the same floor as my office. Every morning between about 8am and 9am someone pops fresh movie-like popcorn. I already had a popcorn "problem" before starting my current position in October of 2005, in that I ate popcorn several times a week, sometimes daily, often in place of real "meals." I LOVE popcorn. Now, every workday morning, I am treated to the smell of freshly popped corn...we even have the cute little popcorn bags. I eat several bags a day. Every day.

That Wednesday, as I relished the bag of popcorn I'd served, I made my decision. I haven't had popcorn since. As several family members and friends know, it has been difficult for me. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that such a trivial thing seems like such a sacrifice to me, and yet it's the truth. My choice this year is a little simplistic, I suppose; it can't really be tied to a greater purpose and it's admittedly about me rather than about doing for others.

I will say, though, that from a personal perspective I think it was a good choice. I can't remember a personal Lenten sacrifice that has been such a struggle and that has required daily renewal of my commitment to abstain. In this way, at least, my decision has resulted in daily reflection about what Lent means to me and why I feel it's important for me to sacrifice something during this time.


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