For forty days, there will be no shoe shopping, no clothes shopping, no accessories shopping, no bread, and no sugar for moi, because I love Jesus. But even if you don’t observe Lent or believe in Christ, Lent lends us a universally important reminder. In temporarily sacrificing all these minimally significant things, we are reminded of what truly matters in life. We’re reminded that what we sometimes think we can’t live without, we can actually easily do without.
We call these actions “sacrifices” or “giving up something,” but I don’t really see it as either. I feel like when you sacrifice something, you’re giving up something extremely valuable. “Giving up something” sounds like you’re admitting defeat, or you no longer care about whatever it is you’re giving up—it just has a negative connotation. Rather, I think that in temporarily letting go of what we take for granted and are accustomedLent reminds us that there are more important things in life for us to take up, take care of, and do.
Just think about it.
BIG LOVE & BIG HUGS