Drum roll please...
I have made my decision. As of midnight Ash Wednesday, I'm hoofing (or wheeling) it. After much consideration, I've decided the item I'm giving up for Lent is my car. I'm doing this for a few reasons:
* One, the money I save by not putting so much gas into the beast can be given to charity, which, I discovered in my Lenten research, is part of the idea behind fasting.
* Two, I love to pray while I walk. If I have to walk (or pedal) more places and longer distances, I will be in a position to spend more time communing with my Father, which, I discovered in my Lenten research, is another big idea behind fasting.
For the first time in my life, I have committed to an item to give up for Lent. And truth be told, I'm quite excited. I can't wait to see what God and I talk about. I can't wait to see how He will work when I devote myself to faithful prayer.
I will keep you posted. Also, I invite you to post a comment on this blog entry with prayer requests. I would be honored to remember you on my treks around town these next 40 days. Have a blessed season of Lent, everyone.
Post Script: I must note, in case any in town are watching my every footstep, that I will have to use my car for work purposes. I'm working for the Census Bureau, and official policy states I need a car to complete my duties. Apart from official work use, however, there will be no windshield time for me.