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March 24th, 2009

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

 
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The call to “treat all things as if they were vessels of the altar” (Rule of St. Benedict 31:10) is the call to steward the earth, to treat it reverently, to hold it in loving hands. It is the call to keep what is usable, to care for what is vulnerable, to safeguard what is fragile on this planet. It is the call to preserve the environment and to clean our houses and our streets and our woods and to stop pollution. It is the call to save the earth for our children.
— Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, from Wisdom Distilled from the Daily

Fast from fuel consumption… take public transportation (or walk or bike) to work or school today — even if it’s a long way and you have to connect!

Pray for someone you notice along your commute that looks like they need your prayers.

Give up your seat if the train or bus is crowded.

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  • CthruMe

    Yeah, I was late checking in today – but I had decided b4 I read this to walk to the local grocery market. It was refreshing.

  • L2

    I’ve already driven myself to work, but I guess I can keep from driving anywhere else today (besides home). I’ll add some “gas money” to my PrayFastGive bag and walk to lunch.

  • Kelly

    Agreed, snup. Since I missed yesterday’s fasting challenged by logging on too late, I’m doing that today. I think this challenge might be one better suited for the weekend. Or perhaps, as we’ve seen with the technology challenges, cutting back by 50%.

  • Snup

    The fasting challenge for today is impossible on short notice. First of all I live 20 miles from work. I also get off late at night, so it is not safe to bike through those neighborhoods, even if I was fit enough to do it.
    Second, if I checked this in the morning, it would be difficult to figure out where and when to catch the buses. Third, the public transportation agency in my city just cut service by nearly half. Now to get to the bus I have to drive halfway to work.
    This isn’t a last minute kind of challenge or a challenge that can be done the same day it is introduced without difficulty. I’m guessing many will fail this one.

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