to walk worthily of the Lord, pleasing him in all respects
Friday, March 06, 2009
Lent, Day 9: Do not lead me into temptation.
The boys and S. decided to give up sweets for Lent. This has proven not to be the easiest (and so, perhaps, all the better) decision. On the way to worship Sunday morning, S. was prepping the boys for how to handle the donuts offered between class and worship proper (oddly these donuts usually have a huge pull on the boys). When Eliot seemed discombobulated that he would not get donuts, Shelly wondered whether aloud but (we thought) in code whether Eliot was old enough to understand Lent. To their credit, the older three boys began to plot where else in the church building they would be and what else they could do at that time not to be tempted. When we arrived at the church parking lot and I turned off the van, Eliot leaped from his seat and said, excitedly, "I'm too young to understand Lent so I get to have donuts."