And can I add…?

That I’m delighted that Lent is over for another year? This year I got very ambitious and gave up wine (a glass or two of which I have most nights at dinner). With the exception of a couple of slip-ups, I did pretty well and was for the most part quite even-tempered. A priest at a Parish I once attended liked to joke that when his father gave up beer every year for Lent, the whole family suffered while he alone got the credit. I myself remember one terrible Lent in middle school when my mother gave up wine. Those were some of the longest 40 days of my life.

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