"...and on the seventh day, He rested." "Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy." For Christians, it is Sundays. For Jews and 7th Day Adventists, it is Saturday. I believe for some Muslims, it is Fridays. Whatever day you choose, it is important to choose one day in seven, (the traditional week), to rest and restore yourself. This is true even if we don't practice any religion. It just makes good sense.
During Lent, this is the case also. Sunday is a day for rest and reflection, worship and communion. I am interpretting that to mean, no blog required. So this blog was optional. I figured you might think I was falling down on the job or getting lazy. Not so. It is Sunday and Sundays are not "counted" in the forty days. So that is why tommorrow, Monday, will be Day Five of my Forty Days of Giving Up.
Just thought you'd like to know. I hope you have a good day!*
*Just an aside, have you ever noticed how people conclude most conversations, especially business transactions, with "Have a good day'? Or something similar? Well, I read that it comes from the greater sentence, "I hope you have a good day" or "Please have a nice day" etc. We just drop the personal touch and almost command that it be so. The hope or the please part is implied. Sometimes it does sound like a command or an order, but of course you can't command someone to have a good day. But to wish for someone to have one is actually a very nice and considerate thing. So next time someone tells you have a good day, know it is actually a wish for your happiness and success. At least one would like to believe that, wouldn't one?