Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock. Lent originated in the very earliest days of the Church as a preparatory time for Easter, when the faithful rededicated themselves and when converts were instructed in the faith and prepared for baptism. By observing the forty days of Lent, the individual Christian imitates Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for forty days. All churches that have a continuous history extending before AD 1500 observe Lent.
As I am a Catholic, I observe Lent. Our Parish Priest encourages us to observe Lent by both giving up something (indulgences) and doing something for others (kindnesses). Each year, I try to do both. Another factor of the "giving up" during Lent, is that it is not appropriate to advertise to others what it is that you are giving up. It tends to diminish the purpose and to give adoration to oneself. I hope this post does neither...
Since I'm an avid blog poster, I thought it only fair to let you know that I'm reducing my blogging time to make way for other, more spiritual endevors that I've allowed to go by the wayside. I'll be here posting on Wordless Wednesday, and will continue to post weekly at my other blog, "So, God... Are You Listening?" Please feel free to comment here at anytime for either blog. See you on Wednesdays, Sundays and here and there until Easter. Have a blessed 40 Days of Lent.
See you soon down here in French Lique... Dixie