Don’t Just Give Things Up, Give Them Away

Posted March 8, 2018 5:16 am by Mr. Jason Craig

Don’t Just Give Things Up, Give Them Away

The “three pillars” of Lent have a beautiful logic to them.  The first pillar is prayer because prayer unites us to God and prepares us to receive Him.  The second is fasting, which is a conscious denial to the flesh, disciplining the appetites and joining us more to Christ.  It has the added benefit of uniting us in shared suffering, which builds brotherhood and unity.  This is why I dislike the tendency to individualize penance and prayer (see Are Your Lents Disappointing?  Maybe Stop Doing it Alone).  Jared Staudt has made a good case for the traditional fast of Lent,

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