In the primary school this morning, I was pleasantly surprised at how much the children knew about Lent. And amazed at how many of them are giving up some of their technology for the season - Nintendo Wiis, DSs, XBoxs and the like.
But what was even more surprising was the maturity with which they explained the purpose of their "giving up" - so that they could spend more time with friends and family.
Fasting for fasting's sake helps no one. But relationships can always benefit from some investment.
Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to add a photo - unless I have a computer fast!