Lent is a forty-day period of reflection and repentance (not counting Sundays) that honors Christ’s time in the desert. Christians remember the temptations of Christ by giving something up or taking something on. According to Twitter, the top things people are giving up in 2019 are social media, chocolate and alcohol; the item that rose the most on this year’s list is plastic. 57% of those taking something on chose going to church! Consider these suggestions as well: starting and/or ending each day in prayer; keeping a spiritual journal; reading one of the Gospels; or volunteering. May we grow closer to our Lord during Lent as we await the celebration of Easter!