I’m adding sacrifice to my Lenten Journey. It’s not what you think. Recent usage has come to mean “giving something up, like: He sacrificed cable to get Netflix. OR She sacrificed lattes for Lent.
I’m going with the old The Middle English definition: offering something valuable as an act of worship.
When I put it like that, I doubt if lattes are good worship tools. How about time?
Five minutes a day? Doing an act for someone else?
So today, I stopped and visited with an elderly little couple at Starbucks (I told you I wasn’t giving up lattes.) They were complete strangers to me. I picked them because they were staring into space in opposite directions. They told me they’d been married 63 years. She said “We never fight.” He claimed they fought all the time. A lively, funny discussion followed.
The whole place was laughing and making comments across tables when I left.
I’m not sure that interaction counted as a sacrifice.