I love the Lenten season and it always does me good. I try to discipline myself more–which usually in my case means not eating so much and exercising more–and I usually work through some heavy-duty theological text for my edification. (I have a couple in mind that I’m anxious to take on. I’ll probably report on them here in the days ahead.) I sometimes ramp up my Bible reading.
President Harrison (below) urges us to join him in praying the Litany.
Of course there is no merit in ascetic self-flagellations, but most of us could use some practice in denying ourselves, if only in small ways, and Lent is a good time to do that. And it intensifies the experience of Easter when I can cast off my self-imposed little laws and enjoy the rush of freedom, an image of the Gospel, which is what Easter is all about.
What do you do, or not do for Lent?