Mar 22, 2014
Traditions can be beautiful, or they can be ugly. It depends on how the tradition is followed. If you want a mild example of how tradition can go wrong, ask a Christian child about Lent and you'll hear more negativity than Jesus had in mind.
So, why bother? Because most of us need tradition to give us part of our identity, to say nothing of a sense of belonging. But, it has to be done the right way for it to be positive. And yes, even the Christians' Lent has its positive side, for those who wish to find it.
And here is the importance of learning where tradition is concerned.