Yesterday during Mass, Father Aloysious Leong of the Holy Family Catholic Church here in Como, told us of an incident where he was asking a class of young children about giving up something they liked doing during the season of Lent.
The purpose of giving up an indulgence was to instill in us the feeling of not having something we cherish, in the hope we will think of the unfortunate people around us.
And children, being children, had lots of things to say but the icing on the cake was a 5-year old boy who said, "Father, I like going to school. Can I give up going to school for the next 40 days?"
Father went home.