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