Monday, February 23, 2009

To Lent or not to Lent?

Ahhh... Lent. It's that time of year again. I really am quite amazed that time has flown by. It feels like it was only a couples ago that I finished up observing Lent. I haven't put any thought into what I am going to fast this season, but I know that I am definitely going to participate.

If you don't know much about Lent, check out this website for some basics (or google it): http://www.kencollins.com/holy-04.htm

This year Lent starts on February 25th (Ash Wednesday) and ends on April 9th or 11th (depending if you follow the Western Church or Eastern Church).

My friend posted this a couple days ago on their twitter account and found it a helpful reminder of why I participate in Lent. I would encourage you to read it and consider if there is something you are willing to sacrifice for 40 days during the Lent season.

http://theresurgence.com/Spiritual_Disciplines_Fasting

What has been your idol that you are being challenged to fast this Lent season?