However, in spite of all the silliness that can accompany Lent, I have found the Lent season to be a special time in connecting with God, others and my own heart. For me Lent is a time about getting more intentional about connecting with God and others in my journey. Sure, I usually give up something, or a few things during Lent but most of all I just try to make more space in my life for the things that matter.
I read a great piece on giving things up for Lent over at the Jesus Creed Blog that I would suggest folks take a look at Lenten Challenge The piece ended with this:
I don’t want to knock those who give stuff up. Not at all. Go for it. More power to you.
Or in other words, I wonder if God might have these words for me (and for you if I may be so audacious):
“Umm, I didn’t ask you to give up coffee. I asked you to give up your life to me.
Do you observe Lent?
If, so how?
What is the most meaningful aspect of the Lent season concerning your faith?
One more thing, there is a great piece that John Acuff wrote last year about fasting from technology called DIGITAL FASTS Go check it out.