Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 23 - Have Fun

A brother priest said an interesting thing to me when I went to confession the other day:  “Let yourself have fun.”  We get so focused and wrapped up in the tasks we do every day that we forget that there is joy in life that must be embraced and celebrated.  It reminds me of a line from Mary Poppins when she said, “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.”  And Lent isn’t supposed to be a time to table “fun” for 40 days.  While penitential and reflective in character, it is supposed to be a joyful season in which we prepare for Easter as one of the prefaces of the Mass reminds us.  Anyways, I took the priest’s advice, went to a hockey game that night with some parishioners, sat with their kids did, and watched the game with a childlike joy and had as much fun as those kids.  So today’s lesson:  as you journey towards Easter, don’t forget to let yourself have some fun!