Post # 32
I’m a Christian (but not catholic – not only Catholics do lent…).
Im giving up cheese and chocolate. I’m also trying to give up negative exclamations – I don’t swear or blaspheme but I’ve decided that I don’t want to say any of those “oh bother” type phrases. It’s going to be a challenge…
Post # 33
For me, Lent does two things – I make a sacrifice (sometimes that might seem trivial) which automatically makes me think about God and relate more closely to Him. Sometimes, it is also a “positive” change.
In the past I’ve given up tea (which was very hard), chocolate and alcohol (both pretty straight forward really) and a couple of years ago I fasted for 24hrs each week. I also have used it as a time to listen to the New Testament (our church provided mini mp3 players) or to focus more on the Bible.
I know a lot of people choose to make a positive change in their lives, which I think is admirable, but for me Lent is more about experiencing some type of sacrifice and pulling closer to God.
Post # 34
Soooooo I gave up snacking on junk food at work… so of course there are chocolates and candies and brownies and chocolate covered strawberries etc etc etc for valentine’s day today haha. But I am proud to say I didn’t even have the tiniest smartie! I ate my apple and yogurt and tried my best to not even look at the sweets, but it did take a lot of strength. Yay! 2 days down…..
Post # 35
Nope. I was brought up Catholic and all, but I haven’t attended church in decades (well excpet for my wedding).
I’m just not quite sure what I believe in anymore. All I do know is I don’t agree with a lot of the things the Catholic Church stands for.
Post # 36
Strawberries are fruit… doesn’t count. 🙂
Post # 37
I am Catholic but I don’t really celebrate or follow many traditions, but I do lent every year. My New Years Resolution was to give up soda but I failed at that so for Lent… doing the same thing! lol
Post # 38
We are Lutheran, so we only give up meat from warm blooded animals on Fridays. Yay…fish tonight… I am not a fan of fish…
I agree, it feels really silly for all these people to “give up” things for Lent, when their religion doesn’t even practice that. My BFF treats Lent like a New Year’s Resolution – she is Evangelical Christian, so her church doesn’t even practice Lent.
Post # 39
Thanks for the reminder. I forgot that I’m giving up weddingbee for Lent. See ya!