No offense to other denominations, but it just occured to me, are you good Christians fasting? Yes Today is day 9 of Lent.
What is Lent? Lent, in Christian tradition, is the period of the liturgical year leading up to Easter. Conventionally it is described as being forty days long-ish. In many denominations it is observed as a period of fasting and prayer, and this practice was virtually universal in Christendom. Most religions of the world have at one time during the year a moment of fasting.
Fasting during Lent was more severe in ancient times than today. Socrates Scholasticus reports that in some places, all animal products were strictly forbidden, while others will permit fish, others permit fish and fowl, others prohibit fruit and eggs, and still others eat only bread. In some places, believers abstained from food for an entire day; others took only one meal each day, while others abstained from all food until 3 o’clock. In most places, however, the practice was to abstain from eating until the evening, when a small meal without meat or alcohol was eaten.
In modern times one may decide to give up a favorite food or drink (e.g. chocolate, alcohol) or activity (e.g., going to the movies, playing video games, etc.) for Lent, or they may instead take on a Lenten discipline such as devotions, volunteering for charity work, and so on.
So, I ask you, what are you doing, giving up, not eating…or not doing anything at all? Please coment!
Hugs and Biscuits
I am giving up all desserts and sweets. I am also taking on an ambitious schedule of Bible reading. So far the second is harder than the first.