Feb 23, 2013
Right now, Christians are in the season which they call Lent, and some of them are celebrating it by having a miserable time. And most of us who have been through Lent as a Christian know why. So many of them make it into a very negative time. Many of us remember as children being told that we had to give up something for Lent - and I remember being tld that giving up broccoli was not what gthe grown-ups had in mind. And basically, it was a time of self-punishment.
It was not supposed to be, even though penance was intended to be part of it - just not the emphasis.
There are several times of year for us which amount to a Lent. Sort of a mini-Lent. Can we get the point of what Lent is supposed to do, use it in our calendar in the right way, and gain something positive from it? Yes, we can!