- as a discipline for learning self-control, to free our minds from the chase after material things,
- to identify with Christ's sufferings, and remember what the true pleasures are for followers of Christ,
- as an act of sorrow over our wrongdoings.
I like the thought of discipline, because most of the time, my decisions are focused on my own needs. I also think it's very important to think about what Jesus went through in order to provide us eternal life.
Well, here's my thought: I think I'm going to give up criticizing President Obama and liberals. Whenever I'm tempted, instead, I will pray for them. It seemed this area will be more a challenge than just giving up chocolate. So. My blog is going to be free from my political rants during Lent. Who knows? Maybe I'll even say a rosary or two for them.