Doing without during the time of Lent…

As a Christian, I am often given an opportunity to learn more about myself through various seasons of the church year.  I know the Sundays of Advent before Christmas have always been a special time in anticipation of the celebration of the Christ Child.  Such is also the case as we approach the Lenten season in reflection of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.  The Lenten season officially begins on February 17th with Ash Wednesday and ends on March 31st.  Easter Sunday is on April 4th.

As a tradition in many Christians’ lives, we agree to give up something that’s important to us during the season of Lent.  A website that I’ll be using during the season says it best:   Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism.  In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need. http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/

It is in the spirit of this opportunity that I will give up any use of the Facebook website for the entirety of the Lenten season and Holy Week as well.  I will return to the site on Easter Sunday.   Many might would say, “Is that really that much of a sacrifice?”  I would have to say, just speaking for myself, that it definitely is something that I will very much miss being without.  I have used FB as a way to catch up with former classmates and students and get to know new people as well.  I love sharing pictures that I’ve taken and most of all like posting my “Spin of the Day” sharing music that is close to my heart.  As a single guy, living on his own, let me assure you that participation in the social network is a valued part of my life.

I will be posting blogs on this site from time-to-time and you can certainly feel free to leave comments on this page.  I will look forward to meeting up with you all again on the other side and hopefully have some wisdom to share with you as well.

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Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

One thought on “Doing without during the time of Lent…

  1. I agree that this will be hard especially for any person like us that is single. I have thought of doing that too but just not sure I could do it. I still have a couple of days to think about it. Good luck and yes, we will miss the pics, spin of the day, and some of the other stuff you put on here. Good thing this doesn’t happen during football.

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