So why do Catholics give up something for lent?
I just wanted to know.
Lent is the period from Ash Wednesday to Easter. It is a time of sacrifice for Jesus. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through self-denial. People who follow Lent generally believe the more they self-sacrifice the greater favor they gain with the Lord, because they are more humble. Jesus spent forty days fasting in the desert. Catholics commemorate this with Lent. This tradition is common to Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Anglicans.
Most of my catholic friends who follow Lent are preparing to feast like pigs, and get soused. Shhhhhh... that part you're not supposed to notice.
Fasting and self abnegation is meant to go hand in hand with "spiritual growth" or, in more modern terms, evaluating your life and sorting it out. Taking time off being indulgent and spending a little more time in contemplation can often be a very rewarding experience.
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 Robie Benve 7 years ago
Did you give up something for Lent?If yes: What is it, and why do you think it's important?
by Sandra Tribioli 7 years ago
Why Catholics celebrate Lent?
by Jon 6 years ago
As a Catholic, I was wondering why is it that every Christian Denominations are lambasting/bashing Catholic doctrines and teachings. This is purely based on my experience when I was still in college when I joined other Christian sect like the Born Again Christians and others.
by augustine72 6 years ago
It is quite obvious that Catholics do not follow many things in the Bible. They look at the Church as the one that sets all standards. Why is it so?
by Vegas Elias 7 years ago
Why do Catholics indulge in idol worship?When idol worship is forbidden for Catholics why do they have so many statues in the Church and why do they garland the statues, or light candles in front of them or even pray standing in front of them? Is this not idol worship?
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