I have decided to give up Tumblr for Lent.
While social media is a good thing, it can be a distraction from more important things in life — spiritual communion with God, time spent with those physically close to me, and so on.
This is my decision, and you are welcome to join me in giving up Tumblr and other social media for Lent. Of course, you do not have to.
I will not be posting or reblogging at all, including on Sundays. (Whether or not I answer asks or submissions is TBD. It may vary on a case-by-case basis. I don’t want to not answer anyone who’s reaching out to me for advice, etc.)
Thank you for taking the time to follow and read my blog. It has been very fun and spiritually enriching to see the strong Catholic community present on social media, and I’m happy to be a part of it.
I wish you all a very blessed Lenten season, and a wonderful E@$TER.
I shall be back with all sorts of wonderful posts after Lent is over! You shall all be in my prayers!
God Bless, ~CL
Tomorrow we’re going to be fasting and abstaining from meat, so maybe have a little extra today. (Note: this is not an excuse to be gluttonous or “get it all out of your system.” I’m not advocating that. I’m simply saying, enjoy it now, because tomorrow, Lent begins!)
Hello, anon! I’m not entirely sure what you mean about being scared by Lent. If you feel guilty, you should probably go to Confession. That usually helps. I don’t know why Lent would necessarily depress anyone. It’s not the happiest season, I’ll grant you that. But, I like to think of Lent as a spiritual sports season — we are ‘conditioning’ ourselves spiritually for the Triduum and Easter seasons.
I’m not sure what to say beyond that. I do want to answer your question, but perhaps you could elaborate a bit more. I guess I don’t understand your anxiety about this very holy season. Like I said, I know it’s no cake walk. It’s not supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a time of retreat — intense mental prayer, meditation, going “into the wilderness” as Jesus did, to be closer to God in our daily lives.
If you’d like me to go into more detail, please send me another ask. Otherwise, just from what you’ve said, I would recommend receiving the Sacraments and spending time in prayer today. If/when you go to Ash Wednesday Mass tomorrow, perhaps pay particular attention to the homily. Maybe there are some words of wisdom you’ll need to hear.
Let me know if you’d like any more advice. You’ll definitely be in my prayers.
Cheers and regards! ~CL
Yeah, St. Joan is the best!
Just imagine a sophomore in high school going to the President and saying “Yeah, God told me to lead the army.” Then she gets a military escort to Afghanistan or Iraq, where she does lead the armed forces to victory. That’s basically what happened. St. Joan of Arc is amazing!!
Actually, it’s funny, because as I was writing this to you, I was listening to the Epic Rap Battles of History, Joan of Arc vs. Miley Cyrus. Parts of it are a bit… questionable, but I feel like they did Joan pretty decent justice and she has some good points. (Plus, Joan wins. It’s awesome!)
Honestly, I feel like she is such a great role model for all people, but especially young women.
I think you pretty much know how much of a St. Joan of Arc fangirl I am. I could talk about her all day (as I could with any of the saints)! She’s just such a beacon of hope for people in all times and cultures — you can be strong, you can do the impossible with God’s help.
She was like the French version of Moses, basically.
From Mary we learn to surrender to God’s will in all things.
From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone.
From Mary we learn to love Christ her Son and the Son of God.