...Catholics do that and then call us LDS people weird? What the heck, man?
That seems good, but...why just two months? You give up some negative trait, then pick it up again? A lot of good that'll do you.
lopez wrote:Well, in short Lent's about "sacrificing" yourself to help others and reflecting on the hardships of others.
There are two things most people have to do:
1) give up a "piece" of who they are.
a) material things like cellphones, iPods, computers, etc...
b) behavioral/psychological things like being a jerk, ass, uptight, unfriendly, etc...
2) go out of your way to assist others in need
Number two is awesome. But only two months?!
Number one's B is great. But only two months?!
Number one's A and C are the weird ones.
C would only make sense if you did it indefinitely, and if it was something harmful, like alcohol.
A just seems rather awkward. I'll pick the iPod for this. Let's say it isn't loaded with all this spiritual music, but let's also say it doesn't include anything negative. You give it up for two months and...do what with the spare time? Find another activity to kill time, or pursue number two? Or is it something you wouldn't give up because there's nothing negative about it?