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My Chicago peep, Tammy Perlmutter, curates a fabulous blog called “Mudroom – Making Room in the Mess.” Tammy is a funny, creative, big-hearted force to be reckoned with at Jesus People USA. This month she has been sharing the honestly amazing work friends have been adding to the glorious mix at the Mudroom, featuring women and their work in faith. I chimed in with my meditations on our sister saint, Dorothy Day, of the Catholic Workers Movement, and a woman with many unexpected aspects. Here’s the link: http://wp.me/p56g3A-bc

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Dorothy Day children

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Reason and Sacrifice

YOKE blog post 2-27-15 fast

“If it were easy, it wouldn’t be a sacrifice,” my older son said to me this weekend.

And that is simply true. It is early in Lent, and Easter looks a long distance away.

Yet onward with this fast.

Why am I fasting? I have some good reasons – it is traditional, it frees some funds for charity, I need to lose 20 pounds to lessen the burden on my arthritis damaged hips and feet.

It gives my body a break from rich food, alcohol, sugar and meat.

Reasons, good reasons.

Sometimes we don’t have a “good” reason for fasting, though, in the fasting seasons. And then we should simply fast, cutting out meat, dairy, fish, sugar, alcohol. We live for a few weeks the way many people in the world must live all the time.

Sometimes the reason for the fast is simply obedience.

See more at The YOKE: http://www.theyoke.org