Learning About the Practices of Our Faith


Pastor Linda

Why do some people give up something for Lent?


  Just as Christ sacrificed himself for us, giving up something we enjoy helps us be mindful of Jesus’ suffering. Lent is an intentional time of deepening or growing our faith, so rather than “giving up” you might want to commit to “adding to” or beginning a new spiritual practice. Examples could include: doing an intentional act of kindness for a stranger daily or reading your bible or committing to a specified amount of time spent in daily prayer or beginning a devotional time. Whether you choose to give up or add to you should be clear about how your Lenten practice will deepen your faith.