As I type this, my two younger kids are in the living room, their faces buried in books. Yesterday, my nine-year-old son, who doesn’t like reading, said to his mom, “Would you take me by the library so I can return these two books and get two more?”

This from a kid who previously had to be compelled to read anything at all.

This, after removing computer games and television from their lives as part of the Lenten fast.

Do it, Mom and Dad. Do it. This is going better than we imagined. We let the kids have media on the weekends, and sure enough, last weekend when we did it, the kids were fussy and jumpy and complainy about everything.

They don’t realize this, but when Lent is over, we’re sticking to the weekday media fast. Life is too good to go back to what it was like before.