Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 26, and is one of the holiest seasons for Christians. It’s a time to re-start New Year’s resolutions or to make a change in one’s life. While the traditional practice is to give something up for Lent, many modern Christians have chosen Lent as a time to take something on, such as daily prayer, Bible study or community service. The following chart shows what people have reported giving up over the past few years:
If you’re looking for something deeper, consider trying to give up up political arguments, judging others, or buying what you don’t need. If you’re taking something on, consider volunteering at a local thrift shop or soup kitchen; or visiting the sick or elderly. Whatever you decide, may the upcoming season bring you closer to God and to grace!