Someone asked me if I'm giving anything up for Lent. Not really. But today (it's late, but it's still only the first week of Lent!) I decided I could try to "put up" with something for Lent. As in, winter. Because this is Chicago and winter is, well, you know, still in its prime, so to speak. I suppose I was inspired by the first reading, with its reminder, "Just as the rain and snow come down from heaven and do not return there until they have watered the earth...so shall my Word be."
What about you? Are you "putting up" or "giving up" for Lent?