Friday of the Second Week in Lent

Never lose your childish innocence. Its the most important thing — Katherine in “ Under the Tuscan Sun.”

Luis understands this. It came to me in the middle of the night.

“Childish innocence.”

In Lent can we take the time, embrace the solitude, and think like a child?

Can we cast away the scales of time and pain, and view the world totally afresh?

Can we see the world as full of adventure and discovery, or we do we see the morning as a day full of “the same old thing?”

Growing up, I will never forget the first time I took a stalk of onion grass, placed it in a small hole, and when it moved pulled up a Rolly Polly. Remember when the first time a cork went down on your cane pole, you yanked it up, and a fish was caught on your line? Life as a child is like that. It is full of joy and surprises.

In Lent, we to emphasize the sacrifice and ignore the excitement that life offers us. We need to be more like children. Didn’t someone say that 2000 years ago?

Tomorrow, wake up and and look out the window with a child’s eyes. It might just look differently.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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