We fast for lent in preparation for Easter and the resurrection of Christ. It is a sign of penitence and humility. It is a denial of self to bring us spiritually closer to God. Then, on Easter, when the fast is lifted, we celebrate. It is a sign of trying to imitate Christ's life in a small way; a little suffering, personal and corporal withholding.
by recommend15 years ago
The fasting and dedication to Islam at Ramadan is admirable and also makes that faith very real I would guess.If this was a required activity for todays christians I would suspect that it would reduce their numbers to...
by Brooke.Crawford3 years ago
Ash Wednesday is fast approaching; what are you giving up for Lent?
by Sandra Tribioli6 years ago
Why Catholics celebrate Lent?
by Janis Leslie Evans5 years ago
If you observe Lent, what does it mean to you?The observance of Lent is a 40 day period during which Christians of different denominations engage in spiritual focus and introspection, leading up to Easter. This may...
by John Marshall2 years ago
Do you think people should go to church on Easter Sunday?If so, should people go to church year round? Why?If not, is there ever a time when people should go to church? Explain.
by Robie Benve6 years ago
Did you give up something for Lent?If yes: What is it, and why do you think it's important?
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