Have you given up anything for Lent?
February 11, 2016 1:51am CST
Traditionally Lent is a forty day period of fasting leading up to Easter, according to the Christian church. Not many people do that any more, but some do give up some sort of indulgence such as chocolate or alcohol. I‘ve also heard of people resolving to do something instead, such as a good turn every day. Have any myLotters given up or taken up anything for Lent? Personally I have resolved to stop reading the Daily Mail online! All rights reserved. © Text copyright Fleur 2016.
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11 Feb 16
When I was at school the idea of giving something up for Lent was practically universal, even if not everyone did it many people thought of doing so or tried to start at least - giving up chocolate was a very popular intention I remember. Now it seems to have gone out of fashion completely - although indulging in the excess of the pre-Lent festivities still seems quite popular!
12 Feb 16
yes, traditionally only fasting and abstinence during ash wednesday and good friday and abstinence of meat on fridays are required by our Catholic faith but some believers personally add more penitence like denying themselves of things they enjoyed most to share somehow in the sufferings of Christ.