For those of you non-Catholics out there, Lent starts Wednesday, February 17th. For those of you heathens out there, Lent is the traditional purpose of the preparation of the believer — through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I, being extra holy and righteous (bah.) have started Lent three days earlier than expected at least in the area of self-denial. I have given up Facebook and carbohydrates (breads and such…) until Easter and the celebration of resurrection of our Lord.
If you feel so inclined (whoever you are) you should join me in this undertaking of a pure sacrament of our faith. Post a comment after you’ve prayed about whether to consciously undertake this Lent season! Peace.