I don’t give things up for Lent. Instead, I add something.
After all, Lent is not just about fasting; it’s about feasting. The whole reason for giving up something is to make more room for God in our lives — so that we can feast on God’s mercy.
Adding a spiritual discipline, I found, is a great way to observe Lent. It can draw you into a heightened awareness of God’s presence in your daily life and truly prepare you for the celebration of Easter.
Over the years, I’ve sampled various disciplines and discovered myriad treasures. Maybe they’ll inspire you to add something this Lent.
Tomorrow: “Make time for God”
This message is adapted from “Adding something for Lent” by Laura Gentry from the March 2006 issue of Cafe.