It’s that time of the year. You know, the one where people revel in debauchery all day on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning cross themselves with ash and promise to give up all manner of depraved behaviour…or, at the very least, chocolate. Yes, it’s Lent, the designated time for fasting and prayer for Catholics and other Christians as well.
During this period (the next 44 days), observers are expected to abstain from meat and alcohol, eat one meal (and two snacks) per day and, perhaps the most well-known aspect, give up some form of sinful behaviour. So, being Roman Catholic, I’ve decided to observe it this year.
It should be easy. After all, I’m vegetarian, don’t drink, need to lose a few pounds, have already completed the seven deadly sins, and recently returned my black debauchery card.
I’m ready to go…but I still need to give something up, right? Of course, I do.
So, I’ve decided to give up giving up my dreams.
It won’t be easy pursuing them whole-heartedly for the next 44 days, but that’s why there is prayer.
Wish me luck!
For those who don’t know Lent is, you can read more about it here.