Photo: Poodle in the wild.
"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." - Proverbs 16: 9
I was inspired to do something for Lent in imitation of something I read in the Fathers, but I quickly found out I wasn't strong enough. As a consolation, I'll post a story I like very much ...
"They said of Ammon that some people asked him to arbitrate in their quarrel but the hermit took no notice of them. So a woman said to her neighbor, 'What a fool this neighbor is!' Ammon heard her and called her, and said, 'You can't imagine how hard I have tried in different deserts to be thought of as a fool! But now you have recognized that it is part of my nature to be foolish and you have made all my efforts to pretend to folly pointless." - Sayings of the Desert Fathers