So what is Lent exactly?
Lent simply commemorates Jesus’ 40-day fasting and temptation in the wilderness, before beginning his public ministry, several years before He was crucified. It technically ends Thursday, March 24th, but culminates on Easter Sunday, which is March 27th this year.
During this 40-day preparation for Resurrection Sunday, Believers use it as a time of self-denial and self-examination. Through prayer, fasting, worship and meditation on God’s word, they get spiritually focused.
Observers of Lent usually give up certain indulgences like meat, soda, decadent desserts and other favorite foods—even social media. Also, effort is put forth to grow in faith and get rid of bad habits, and negative attributes that hinder spiritual growth.
It’s all about sacrifice and consecration.
Lenten Season officially began Wednesday, Feb. 10, what was known as “Ash Wednesday.”
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