Last year, my senses became especially heightened to the Lenten season, it’s traditions and my lack of participation. I prayed about it, Googled-it, thought about it, listened to sermons about it, read about it. And honestly–I can’t even remember what I “gave up” last year.
I’ve been getting into that same mode this year, with Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday upon us, and I can’t think of anything I want to give up. Yes, that’s right. I’m sitting here thinking about what things in my life I desire to sacrifice. Man are my thought processes messed up.
So, I’m taking the next 48 hours plus a few to really commit some time in prayer and meditation to this. Again, I want this to be meaningful. Why am I giving something up? What will that mean to me? Is it a food on which I will realize my dependence? Is it media or some other form of “something” that takes up a lot of my time?
Any insight on this upcoming season and the process would be much appreciated.