Patch Staff Report
This week brings Ash Wednesday and for many that means giving up something as part of their observance of Lent and Easter.
Many Roman Catholics give up something they love - chocolate, junk food, cigarettes - for Lent, which lasts until Easter - about six weeks.
Do you plan to give something up for Lent? What will it be? If you are not a practicing Catholic, what would you give up? Share in the comment section below.
Not sure what to give up? The website www.whattogiveupforlent.com has plenty of suggestions.
According to the site:
During Lent, we decrease the things that detract us from our faith
journey and increase the things that supplement it. Some of the things
people decide to give up for Lent are:
- Television or their favorite show/channel
- Internet or certain websites
- Coffee or alcohol
- Desserts or sweets
- Relying on credit cards
- Bars and night clubs
- Video games
- Clutter around the house, office, etc.