Lent: Don’t Barter With God!
Lent is upon us. Interestingly, my Lenten penance and my goals have changed since my conversion.
Let me preface these remarks with an account of my bartering with God before my conversion, because this connects with the title. At that time I was a worrier–the future I foresaw was always gloomy, with the worst possible scenario coming to pass. (I still am to a degree, 23 years after my conversion.) example, if my wife (or wife and children) were off somewhere and past the expected time of return by a half-hour or more, I would envisage car wrecks, abductions, etc. And