Rethinking Lent This Year

Posted March 3, 2019 2:42 am by Laura DeMaria

Rethinking Lent This Year

Growing up, all I knew about Lent was that it meant giving up something. For me, that usually meant chocolate, or if I was feeling particularly brave, all desserts.
Now, as an adult with a real desire to truly know God and understand the traditions of our faith, I am rethinking Lent. Why do we give something up anyway? Is there value in adding a faith practice to my life instead?
The 40 days of Lent are meant to be a time of preparation – the fast before the feast. It calls to mind the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert

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