Lent is coming up. If you observe it, what are you sacrificing this year? I was thinking about giving up coffee, but television is starting to come to the front of my mind.
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What is Lent and when is it?
Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. It's the forty days before Easter. Lent excludes Sundays because every Sunday is like a little Easter. Basically, it's about one-tenth of a year (like a tithe of time). Mardi Gras is the day before Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday. This year it's from February 13 until March 30, 2013.
My gut is that I will get some comments along the lines of my no fast-food challenge - lots of people telling me they NEVER eat the stuff. Yet these fast food industry is doubling in size something like daily? With television, I will get 100 people telling me how they haven't seen a television in decades. In fact, what is a television?
My faith family observes Lent. The whole idea is to join in sacrificing as did Christ. Also, you use the time to draw closer to God. You focus on prayer and time in the scriptures and on service all while denying your flesh. You use the time to focus on your true purpose and priorities... something I really need in this season.
So I am thinking television is going to be out of my life for a little while. Somebody let me know what I miss.
What are you sacrificing?
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