What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

As we start the Lenten season, here’s an old blogged I wrote on my take on Lent.

My Vuze, My Takes

Lent Lent (Photo credit: Fr. Stephen, MSC)

I don’t believe in giving anything up for Lent.  Or any other day for that matter.  Well unless you or someone else can convince me otherwise. My mom was telling me in a proud voice that she gave up eating meat for the Lenten period.  She is Catholic.  I said to her,  “Mom, it’s really not what you eat or don’t eat for Lent.

God sent his Son to die for us in the ultimate sacrifice.  There’s nothing you or I could give up or sacrifice that could begin to equal this.  In my opinion, God didn’t do this for us to pay him back by giving up the stuff we enjoy, even temporarily.  He wants our hearts, not our food.  I think that being good people and helping others is what he wants from us”. That’s what I said to her but she…

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