Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wow...now THAT'S a sacrifice...

Aimee at The Mother Load is making what I call a real sacrifice for Lent--she is shutting down comments on her blog for the duration of Lent. Wow. We who depend on the internet for our ego-strokes are in awe.

I am seriously considering following her lead. Why? Certainly not because I don't absolutely love hearing from you and crave your approval, but because, as Aimee said, "If there was something I thought I could never do--for GOD--then I was too attached to that thing."

I'll be mulling it over today. Comments are open, so let me know what you think.

6 comments:

  1. for me...it would be harder to give up commenting...I SO enjoy hearing myself whistling into the wind.

    The whole Lent "thing" is something I am looking at carefully--theology aside I see how it is a good thing to prepare for the Easter celebration-heart-wise. But how one does that in a tradition that eschews many things merely because they appear Catholic or "high church" is a hard one. ( I also can't put theology aside in whatever I practise-so....)yeah--now I gave you a reason to turn off comments--to shut ME up!

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  2. For me, "theology aside", preceding the great Christian feasts with periods of re-dedication to God and a sort of purging of Self makes sense. Basically, it is calling the faithful back to a state of mind and heart that we really ought to have year-round. Having the Church dedicate special liturgical seasons for certain things helps bring the faithful back in line...

    Shut YOU up? Perish the thought! You are a commentator extraordinaire!

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  3. Do you think it's your best offering to God? That's what I am trying to decide...what virtue do I need to improve on and what in my life is representative of that lacking?

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  4. wow. you know i have thought about this one even before i started a blog. at one point my comments were closed and then the day i opened them i began a friendship with someone who i have grown really close to. so i guess having comments open can be a good thing. unless you are one who NEEDS to have your ego stroked and i cannot even imagine you being such a person-you are such a sweetie pie!
    i think blogging less is definitely something to be considered, but i for one, don't usually read other people's comments, just sometimes feel compelled to leave my own, but it is definitely up to you!
    happy fat tuesday.

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  5. Hey! It's me - the crazy comment closer! ;)

    To be honest, I'm really nervous about closing comments and driving away potential readers/internet friends. I don't really know how this will all pan out, but I am feeling very strongly led to do this small thing as a part of my larger Lenten sacrifice.

    That being said, closing comments may not be the same kind of sacrifice for everyone since not all people are as self-absorbed as I ;) For some, cutting back on blogging or reading blogs may be the way to go if that is what is filling up their time.

    For myself, I know that I am definitely more attached to the comments than to the frequency with which I blog (which is sporadic at best).

    I'll still be popping around whether your comments are open or not :)

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  6. It would be a pity not to be able to comment now and then, but perhaps that means that I could fast from commenting during Lent? I do believe, since I enjoy reading and commenting so much, that could be a more significant sacrifice than some other things I've been considering. Thanks for the inspiration!

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