Recently, everyone around the blog world is talking about Lent and to be quite honest, I had to read about it (again) to fully understand the purpose and procedures of participating in Lent. Now, I’ve seen people talking about giving up Twitter for Lent, Coffee for Lent, TV for lent, and all sorts of other things that they consider a sacrifice.
Me? I’ve never participated in Lent. I don’t know why. I didn’t grow up doing it, and I’ve never really dug into it enough to feel convicted to do it. Not to mention, somehow I don’t think giving up Twitter would have the same spiritual affect on me as forty days in the desert had on Jesus. And that’s not even bringing up the whole ‘dying for our sins’ thing.
Now, I’m not knocking Lent at all. In fact, I’m a little fascinated by the whole thing, and I’m certainly curious about your thoughts. Do you participate? If so, what are you giving up for forty days?