Why I give up something for Lent.

February 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

The Lenten season is upon us!   It’s a season of sacrifice and service, a time to reflect upon the gift that God gave us.  Over the next 40 days, Jews and Christians alike will celebrate their respective traditions and recognize their special days, from Passover to Palm Sunday and Good Friday to Easter.

(Wanna know something funny?  I was typing that last sentence and first typed Black Friday instead of Good Friday.  Huh.  That’s a different sort of holiday altogether.)

Giving something up for Lent is traditionally a “Catholic thing,” but I’ve adopted it for myself.  In my mid-twenties one of my coworkers and friends was Catholic, and she introduced me to the notion of making a sacrifice during Lent.  The idea made sense to me.  What better time than the Easter season to reflect on the sacrifices Jesus made for us?

So this born-and-bred Protestant girl took on the Catholic tradition.  I’d like to say I’ve done well with it, but the truth is that I’ve historically crashed and burned 5, 10, 15 days into the season.  I’ve given up all sorts of stuff: sleeping in.  Sugar.  Diet Coke.

This year, I’ve decided to give up online games.  I spend (waste) too much time on stupid games like Bejeweled and Words With Friends and Angry Birds.  It’s time I could spend doing something productive: talking to my family.  Cleaning the house.  Writing.  Reading.  Exercising. Blogging.


So to my Words With Friends & Bejeweled peeps: carry on without me.  I’ll see you on the flip side.


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