Lent

The season of Lent is upon us, and many people are still undecided over what they will sacrifice this year. I'm in that number. I know I threw a couple of you right there - yes, I am Southern Baptist. No, I am not Catholic or Methodist or any other denomination that historically endorses the season of Lent and religious practice that goes along with it. I see value in the spirit of the thing. My denomination shouldn't prevent me from participating in a very useful symbolic act within Christianity. I've been doing this Lent thing for the past four or five years. I gave up Facebook back before that became a hot item to sacrifice. I could be cliché and give up chocolate or soda. The thing is, I don't want to turn this into some diet/health trick. First of all, I don't need to go on a diet. Secondly, that has the potential to misconstrue the whole concept of Lent. Lent is about showing thanks to God for his extreme sacrifice - the crucifixion of his son, Jesus Christ.

So, what to give up? I'm predicting a lot of folks will be ditching Twitter this season. That'd be a great option for me, because heaven knows I tweet every five minutes. However, I feel that giving up Twitter isn't much of a sacrifice for me. I want to take this year seriously and show God my thanks. I've got a few ideas packed into my noggin, but I'd be glad to hear what y'all are giving up this year. Maybe I can piggyback off of an idea of yours? Let me know, folks!