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And Lent Begins

Luke 14:33

So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

profileToday is the 1st day of Lent.  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary – Lent is defined this way – a period of 40 days before Easter during which many Christians do not eat certain foods or do certain pleasurable activities as a way of remembering the suffering of Jesus Christ.  The 40 days does not count Sundays.

On Friday I wrote a devotional blog titled – Putting Christ First During Lent.  So here’s the question – Have we decided on something to give up during Lent so that we can remember the suffering of Christ?

Once we’ve decided what to give up – and I suggest it ought to be something we really like or something we would have a hard time giving up – we ought to think of something to give or do for Christ during Lent as well.  So how about some ideas on what to give up and some ideas about what to add or do for Christ during Lent? Continue reading

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