lenten season: do you try not to eat meat on fridays?

Philippines
March 10, 2007 7:34am CST
well, they say not to eat meat on friday since it's lenten season but sometimes i forget and eats meat. is it really a bad thing/sin?
4 responses
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
Nowadays the church doens't consider it a sin anymore. They advocate fasting or abstinence where you may omit eating or doing something that your used to do as a form of sacrifice. It does not neccesitate not eating meat but maybe doing good or sacrificing something as a form or your lenten sacrifice.
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
thanks rsa. i'll keep that in mind. =) thanks for sharing
@farnix (52)
• Singapore
11 Mar 07
Okay, the "not to eat meat on Fridays" is actually a common sacifice for the community. Be rest assured, it's not a sin if you forget or intentionally eat meat on Fridays. Though in Canon Law of the Church, it is written that christian communities have to identify a reasonable common sacifice of a certain item, in this case red meat, as penance for our sins on Fridays. It varies from communities, but the common ones are not eating red meat on Fridays. So be rest assured, it's not a sin but it's good if you can try to do so. You can hold me credible on this, cos I'm a secondary level cathectist.
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
thanks farnix. =) notes taken
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
im trying to cut my meat on friday as part of the philippine tradition and christian beliefs.. but sometimes i forgot it.. its not a badthing thou but if you are really into the tradition and beliefs this thing is important to you. i have high respect to those people who believes and maintaining this tradition.
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
yes, i agree with you. since this is what the upbringing of Catholic, in order to respect and honor our religion, we try our best to follow its culture and traditions. thanks for the add up btw. =)
@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 07
My parents always try not to eat meat on Fridays. Every Friday, in fact. So, since it's the Lent season, then it's already natural to us not to eat meat on Fridays. Well, if you forget not to eat meat, then it should be all right. Just try to remember not to consume meat on Fridays. Good luck!
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
hey jossette, yeah. i try to remember. i hope it's not really of a big thing i "accidentally" or "intentinally". but in a way to respect Christ, i guess it's a must not to eat meat on fridays. thanks fro sharing. =)