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GIVING UP FOR LENT
For Lent -- Give Up That Worn-Out Story About Yourself
Barbara Falconer Newhall
Author of the prize-winning "Wrestling with God: Stories of Do...
Dreading Lent: An Alternative Proposal
Rev. Emily C. Heath
Clergy, United Church of Christ
Maybe it's different for you, and that separation from potato chips or red meat has deepened your spiritual life in a meaningful way. But, if it hasn't, I want to suggest that maybe "giving up" is not the only way to observe a holy Lent.
While I may not agree with the entire spiritual underpinning of "Lent," I liked the idea of participating in it as a personal-growth exercise, in line with my previous efforts to read
in the original feline, or to get taller.
Don't Get Caught In The Lent Trap
PC(USA) Minister & co-founder of The Christian Left and ow...
The way many of us practice Lent has turned it into nothing more than a time for religious New Year's resolutions.
Lent: An Excuse To Say 'I Love You'
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs
Author, 'A Clergy Guide to End of Life Issues'
Allow Lent to be a time to "turn another way," to do something with an intention towards those whom you love.
Give It Up for Lent
President, Trinity Washington University
While Lent is traditionally about private sacrifice, with so much talk of religion in the public square, it seems like a good time to consider embracing some collective acts of atonement for the sorry state of human behavior.
God On Lent: 'Umm, I Didn't Ask You To Give Up Coffee. I Asked You To Give Up Your Life'
Follower of the Way, Humanitarian, Pastor, Activist
I don't want to knock those who give stuff up. In fact, I understand the significance of self-denial, but if we're not careful, we can so easily just fall into religious practice for the sake of religious practice.
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