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athgarvan

SO WHAT ARE YOU GIVING UP FOR LENT?

For many probably the whole notion of Lent itself!

Lent reminds us of the gospel story of Christ's overcoming of temptation in the desert. Mark gives us the short version: the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness, he was there forty days, Satan tempted him, wild beasts kept him company.

It is really a period for finding out what life is like without the usual painkillers or sweeteners; for bringing a bit of discipline into my life. I suppose I need the occasional 'wilderness' in my life; a space to appreciate what are the real values of life; to view my life from the margins; as a homeless person might.

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I don't follow this tradition, but i will keep you in my thoughts.