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I was thinking of giving up wheat products for Lent.


But then I thought - maybe I should make life a bit simpler for myself.

Sounds very sensible.

So I've given up mango smoothies instead.

For Lent?

And the boys have given up the Wii. They're livid about it, but I didn't really give them much choice.


What do you mean, why? Because - as you may recall - Jesus died to save us all...

Are you being funny?

No, I'm bloody well not being funny!

What's that got to do with the Wii?

Spirituality, Emily - if the word means anything to you. I know it's not very fashionable to be banging on about religion. Or not our religion, anyway. But I just think it's about time my kids were introduced to, you know, spirituality. Lent. And all that.


Especially with the economy like it is - because here we are, we're emerging from this amazingly materialistic society; and we're looking around, and we're asking ourselves, what's it all about?

Are we? You sure? I'm not.

And we're discovering that what it's all about, after all the shopping is unpacked, is Love. And thinking of others. And - being grateful for the little things in life...

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