I’ve been giving up things for Lent since before I even became a Christian, though I’ve been remiss in keeping up with the tradition and have skipped the last couple of years. Back in high school, it was a time when we decided to “test our willpower” and give up something regardless of whether or not we thought Jesus would love us more. Of course, that’s not why you do Lent. You participate in Lent to gain a better understanding of the temptations Jesus endured during the 40 days in the desert. Duh.
ANYWAY. Lent starts next Wednesday on Ash Wednesday, so now I’m in a crunch to figure out what I should give up (or perhaps what I should start, since apparently starting a new habit is also allowed).
What do you think I should give up/start for Lent?
One year, I gave up bread. No seriously. I did. And I almost made it too. Except that about a week before Easter, I accidentally ate bread pudding. I forgot bread pudding had bread in it. I am an idiot.
Are you giving anything up? What have you given up in the past? Do you have a traditional thing you give up, or does it change every year? Do you have any traditions that you partake in during Lent? Do you fast?
Even if you’re not religious or think Lent is silly, I’d still love to hear what you think I should give up! And if you’re giving something up, share that too. We can keep each other accountable! And remember, the six Sunday don’t count! So really, it’s not as bad as it sounds…
Well, I’ll just keep telling myself that.