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 recommend1 6 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 less than 10%
by John Marshall 3 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 Brooke.Crawford 3 years ago
Ash Wednesday is fast approaching; what are you giving up for Lent?
by Sandra Tribioli 6 years ago
Why Catholics celebrate Lent?
by Janis Leslie Evans 5 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 include fasting, frequent prayer, bible study, meditation, penitence, self-denial,...
by Robie Benve 6 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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