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February 26th, 2012

Lent and self-deception @ 01:01 pm

Current Location: same old place
Current Mood: embarrassed embarrassed
Current Music: none at present
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From:heleninwales
Date:February 26th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
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I don't recall us ever making all that much of Lent when I was a churchgoer in my teens. Methodists didn't go in for that kind of thing. As far as I know, a period of fasting is intended to focus the mind on holy things. As it says on this page, "Lent represents a spiritual training time to overcome evil." And it does suggest giving up wrath as well as eating less and more simply. :)

As to who benefits, I suppose everyone is supposed to. The period of fasting is supposed to intensify your worship of God, make you nicer to other people and generally be a better person. I'm not sure that making progress with your writing quite does that, but there's no reason why you shouldn't use the period of Lent to practice self-discipline -- which is basically what you are doing.


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