I’m deciding today if I want to do Lent this year. If I’m being honest, I haven’t ever succeeded in Lent, mainly because I don’t really know the purpose of it. I understand that its the 40 days before Easter and Christians have to think about all the wrong they’ve done and reflect by giving up something they love. (Correct me if I’m way off here!) I’ve always set out to give up something but always caved because there was no consequence for my failure.
Most of my friends, religious or not, start Lent, some succeed, some don’t. I’m trying now to remember if the ones who succeed are the ones who are religious or not, maybe some of you can help me with this one? Everyone I know had pancakes yesterday, I mean, everyone. Surely if you have one you’ve got to have the other, right? Haha.
Anyway, I’m not overly religious, I don’t go to church, I’m not a strict catholic, I don’t have any real connection to any food or habit in my life that I would miss terribly, so therefore, I have no reason to do Lent….other than the idea that I would be testing my self control. Is that a good enough reason to take part in Lent? Do people out there, in today’s society, who take part in it really know what they are fasting or abstaining for OR is it just a test of your self control?? Something they say they’ll do cos its what comes after pancake day?
I’m thinking beer, cheese, bread, wine….but I have a feeling I might not make it. My snack today…a lovely chunk of Camembert with a nice warm baguette! When in France…. FAIL!