Thursday, 18 February 2010


Are you giving up anything for Lent?

The liturgical season of Lent begins next week on Ash Wednesday. Lent commemorates the final weeks leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, and many Christians mark the season with a spiritual commitment or by giving up a habit or behavior for the duration of Lent.

Examples of Lent commitments I’ve seen include giving up television, reading through a particular part of the Bible, volunteering at a local food kitchen, and many others. Whether it’s trivial or epic in scale, the point of such a commitment is to focus attention on the person of Jesus Christ.
Are you doing anything to commemorate Lent this year?


  1. I am giving up frustration. While it was very difficult for the first week or so, it has become more possible to do that as Lent has gone in. I found that surprising and very pleasant. Of course, I did ask for help -- divine and from my colleagues.

  2. thank you Elizabeth for sharing your mind. may god bless you!