Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What Will Pinoy's Give Up for Lent

Catholics are urged by the Vatican to give up texting for Lent. I wonder if this will fair well in the Philippines which is considered one of the texting capitals of the world.

My family didn't fast because of our "born again" background but many Filipinos still practice it usually giving up eating meat for the Lenten season.

But fasting is more than giving up a something. The real essence of the tradition is to practice spiritual discipline, repent for our sins and remember Christ's death, ressurection and our dependency on Him.

You and I should consider dedicating some time in prayer and fasting this Lent but remember, God cares more of our broken and repentant heart than merely giving up meat or texting.

The sacrifice you want is a broken spirit. A broken and repentant heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51:17, NLT)

What will you give up Lent?

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