Lent starts on Wednesday, so I thought I would share a short post that I wrote about Lent in 2013. Sometimes I need a reminder to myself, especially after the kind of day I had today! Enjoy!
Tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter. I can’t pretend that I know a lot about it as it tends to be practiced more by Catholics, but I do know that one characteristic of it is that you give up something for that time period. From what I understand, you’re supposed to give up something that keeps you from getting closer to Christ, but I think that many people just give up a vice, such as chocolate, coffee, or Facebook (mine last year).
I talked to a co-worker about it today, and I thought about giving up gossiping, but then I had an epiphany: I should not give up a harmful habit/vice just because it’s Lent; I should give it up because I want to improve my relationship with Jesus.
So, yes, I should give up gossiping during Lent…and afterwards…and for the rest…
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