Saturday, March 21, 2009
I know I'm a bit late with this post seeing as we are already a few weeks in to the Lenten season, but I ran across this post and wanted to share it. It's written by a Baptist preacher, and it's about the practice of giving up something for Lent. As a Catholic I was curious to see if his review of the practice would be positive or negative, but I was truly touched to read his beautiful, simple explanation of the tradition. It captured my feeling perfectly, and I loved reading how this practice affects people of a different faith.
I have chosen to give up sweets for Lent, anything that doesn't provide more nutritional benefit than sugar. This means no cookies, syrup, sodas, ice cream, etc. (a few of the things I'm really missing at the moment!) I chose this because I love sweets, so it's really hard and it also give me the motivation to kick a bad habit. What have you given up, and why?