In case you're a new reader, I became Catholic on Easter last year. It was a personal choice, and no, it was not for LC who does just so happen to be Catholic. I started taking classes before we were dating. It's a personal preference. If truth be known, my family is actually Baptist. And Catholicism is about as far from being Baptist as you can get. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being Baptist so don't send me any hate mail. My blog isn't about religion per se, but it is a part of my life. I'm not big on preaching to people or telling "my story"; well, because, A) I'm not perfect B) I think it's a turnoff. Someone will ask when they want to know, and when they do, I'll tell them. For you, because, you read about my life everyday, I will share. I will just share it in short form because like I said this blog ain't about no religion. Yes, I'm an English major and used a double negative. So what. I have a BA in English Lit. My focus was primarily on British Literature. (Think about the stuff you hate, i.e. Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton...you get the drift). In case you don't know this, let me fill you in. When studying Brit Lit, one must know what is going on in England politically and socially at that time. And when researching this, it was usually about Catholicism. So, I had to read alot about it. That's how I came about being Catholic. It's not the fact that it's okay to drink; because, I LOVE to drink some vino and bourbon, it's the fact that I feel at home. Sure, it has its problems and past problems such as indulgences, the iconoclast, and many more, but EVERY religion has issues. Seriously. I love being able to read the same scriptures and readings as someone sitting on the pew in Spain. To me, it's comforting. And my saint, Gemma, she comforts me. And NO PEOPLE, we don't pray "to" Mary or "to" Saints instead of God. We pray asking for their intercessions just as you ask someone hey will you pray for me today...I need it. Same thing. Anyways, there I go on my soapbox. I'm getting down now. Anyways, if you're interested here is a page that explains Lent. So, onto what I'm giving up.
I have decided to give up this: