Many people use Lent for taking the complexity out of parts of their lives. They take a Lenten fast from lifestyle clutter.
Over the years I have collected what students have told me that they were giving up for lent:
- Drinking Soft Drinks
- Drinking Sweet Tea
- Eating Red Meat
- Eating Chicken
- Eating McDonald's
Lent is not all about giving things up. It's also about adding good things to our lives or to others' lives -- the kind of good things that follow on what Jesus asks of us, especially that which relates to what we're giving up.
I have also been told by students what they are going to add during the time of lent:
- Reading the Bible Daily
- Daily exercise
- Daily walk
- Do their homework as soon as they get home
- Finish their chores before dinner
- hang out with their family more
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