“[Ash Wednesday] offers us a chance to break through the distractions that keep us from living the basic Easter message of love, of living in wonder rather than doubt.” — Anne Lamott.
Have you thought about “the distractions that keep you from living the basic Easter message of love.” You may need to limit your time on Facebook or Twitter, or need to address more serious addictions to violence, drugs, or work. Lent is a good time to loosen their hold through sacrifice and prayer especially whatever keeps us from “living in wonder, rather than doubt.”
As you embark on your Lenten journey ask yourself and God how to help with your distractions. Cold turkey may not be feasible, but a good lowering of dosage may turn a life around.