At mass this morning, the priest asked us to think of ourselves as hobos this lent. I thought it was an interesting thought. And then he explained the origin of the word.
It came from the Civil War era. It is short for "Homeward Bound." So, these poor destitute soldiers, trying to make their way back home were called "hobos." And of course, we are just like them. We are on our way home.
I love that.
And then I starved for the rest of the day.
Oh, I am not good at all at denying my appetite. But if I want to get home, I better work on it.
God bless you all at the beginning of this Lent.