Thursday, April 16, 2015
Week 11: Ace of Spades
Ah, Lent. Did you give up anything this year?
I chose to say a prayer for someone new every day. Much like this card game, I wrote the names of 40 people on little slips of paper and picked one every day as I headed out the door. I started Lent off sending a little text to the person I was praying for, letting them know they were being prayed for that day. After many "That's so nice of you" comments, I stopped because I didn't want it to be about me doing something nice - the prayer was really what was important! This caused my mom, after Easter, to ask if she was one of the people who I prayed for since she never got a text!! She was the first person I wrote down!!
I digress. This week I pulled "Rosary Every Day". How fortuitous. I picked a name on the way to the train and those lucky people had a Rosary said for them on my hour and a half commute to Hyde Park! I had many Rosaries to choose from... one of my first was from an old friend who brought one back for me (in a Pope John Paul II case!) after a trip to Rome in high school. Another was a Rosary bracelet I got for Christmas this year. The one I used on my train days was a small one I keep in my wallet that I picked up at the beautiful "Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe" in Mexico City when I went a few years back. Anyway, a perfect goal card for Lent!