Thursday, February 18, 2010
My husband and I are both Christian but he is of RC orientation. One of his yearly practices is to observe the season of Lent. I am sure most know what this is but in case some don't, (in my understanding) it is where you make a personal sacrifice for 40 days. It is to be like Jesus was when fasted in the desert for 40 days.
So, hubby always makes some sort of 40 day commitment this time of year. Sometimes I do too. I feel like I am respecting him and his faith. I also feel it gives me time to reflect on my faith especially when I find myself unhappy about giving up something I love for 40 days. I believe this is called exercising self control. Yuck!
This year I will participate. I thought hard and long as to what I will give up. I came up with an idea and I am already hating it! So please I ask for support on this! My Lent commitment this year will be nothing in my mouth after 7:30 PM. There will be a few exceptions: 1) If I didn't eat dinner yet then I will allow myself to eat my dinner but I know this will be rare. 2) Drinks will be allowed and I mean water or one glass of wine; not shakes or smoothies etc.
Is anyone else observing the lent season? If so, and if you don't mind sharing, what are you giving up? Also, I ask for support. I can be weak and grumpy with these sorts of things! LOL