In fact I only loosely get the idea of what lent is all about. (So all of you reading this who are catholic or methodist - I'm warning you - I'm probably not getting it right).
I've never done Lent but I've been thinking about it for the last couple of weeks and I like the idea of it. I don't feel like I need to give up a luxury as penitence. Jesus already paid the price for my sins and His grace has covered me. BUT I thought it would neat to maybe give up something that would enable me to put more focus on God for the 40 days leading up to Easter.
I could give up Pepsi or television but honestly - I don't see how that would bring my any closer to Jesus. It would just make me grumpy.
So I started thinking about it and decided I would give up something that I LOVE a LOT.
I'm giving up Facebook for Lent, starting today (I know I am behind in starting). I love me some Facebook. I get all my news from Facebook. So many of my friends are on Facebook- it helps me have adult interaction throughout the day especially when husband travels for work all the time!!
But it also zaps so much of my time. So instead of constantly checking Facebook ......I'm going to check in with Jesus. I'm going to do a LOT more praying in that time. I'm also going to just be more present with my girls. Not with my phone in my hand.
I also love that in Lent some choose to add something - to do something good each day of Lent so I've decided I'm going to do that also. I know it has already started but I'm still adding something. I'm thinking I might send an encouraging card or note to 40 people during this time.
So if you are my Facebook friend - I'll see you after Easter! And I will miss you!!!