Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lent

Do you give anything up for Lent? I gave up soda. Well I gave it up last year, and I gave it up this year.

I've been thinking about this. At Lent, when you give something up, are you supposed to give it up for good? Do you use it as a time to meditate on the Lord? I'm not catholic, I'm christian, but I figure I can still do Lent. Right?

And if I'm doing Lent, but my church isn't, do I practice Lent everyday but Sunday? Or do I go the full 40 days straight through, as a way to remember the 40 days Jesus was tempted. Because I really don't think Satan gave him a day off on Sunday. Right?

Any thoughts on this subject, and how you celebrate it, please share.

1 comment:

Dirty said...

For catholics, the 40 days is the time from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday, Sundays not included. Sundays aren't included because the resurrection we celebrate each Sunday always trumps any penitential aspect.

Ideally, what you give up makes you a better person, so you give it up for keeps. Most people, however, just give things up for the season.

I hope you have a fruitful Lent!