I really can't thank you enough for sharing your Gentle Lent stories with me this past week. I've read every post and I'm sitting here all warmed, filled, comforted. Your words, my friends. They HEAL. Since my Lenten practice includes encouraging others, I wanted to share a little collection of Internet goodness to inspire, refresh and make you laugh this weekend. Enjoy.
1. Nineteen year old Finnish YouTube user speaks gibberish to show how we hear a foreign language. Brilliant! And funny!
2. WWII widow waits 60 years to find out what happened to her husband. What she eventually discovered is just so beautiful. Inspiring.
3. What Legos taught me about Lent: All at once I understood. This is why we observe Lent. It's not about punishment, and it's not about denial. It's about righting our hearts, creating space in our lives for the things that matter. Most of the time I don't see that my life is out of balance until it is too late, and I'm spent, exhausted, a heap of remorse on the floor. Lent is a chance to disconnect from the things that consume us.
4. The Road to Everywhere: why you can't put off that trip any longer. I didn't exactly know what to do with my dad's Elantra. So I drove. I got in the car and took my first independent road trip. It was the only thing I could do to both honor my dad and escape the overwhelming pain and death at home.