It’s Ash Wednesday – What are You Giving Up for Lent?

Did you say, what the heck is lent?

Lent is the period of fasting leading up to the feast of Easter, recalling Jesus’ 40-day fast in the wilderness. Catholic Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

The purpose of Lent is to be a season of fasting, self-denial, Christian growth, penitence, conversion, and simplicity. Lent, which comes from the Teutonic (Germanic) word for springtime, can be viewed as a spiritual spring cleaning: a time for taking spiritual inventory and then cleaning out those things which hinder our corporate and personal relationships with Jesus Christ.

I love the idea of giving up something for 40 days, and this year I’ve decided to give up sweets. No candy, cookies, baked goods, ice cream or anything else comprised solely of butter/eggs/sugar.

Bye Bye Love

Good thing I already housed a box of Samoas two weeks ago and snuck in some gelato at Eataly over the weekend – like a bear preparing to hibernate! Anyone else giving up something for Lent?

Advertisements

One thought on “It’s Ash Wednesday – What are You Giving Up for Lent?

  1. Pingback: I Suck at Being an Adult | The D Spot

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s