by kiawin

I guess Darren Hill made a point here in “Giving up blogging for Lent“, where we should not be giving up things but letting go of things, and to dedicate more time focusing in God.

Will it be chocolate?

Should it be wine?
What about that unhealthy full-fat cola?

Actually I have half-a-mind (easy) to give up blogging for Lent. At least that would free up some spare time to focus on God. Seeing as I haven’t posted here for a while you probably had already come to that conclusion (or at least hoped).

Rumour has it that the British weather may give up snowing for Lent, but so far it seems to have failed in that respect.

The thing about Lent, and especially the three things at the beginning of this post, is that if something is not ‘good’ for us, why are we doing it in the first place? And why would we only stop it for a set period of time?

I prefer to see Lent as a time to get things back on track. A time to focus once more on what my role on this little planet is. To look for God’s guidance and make sure I’m not too far off course.

Milton Keynes gets some tough press, but it isn’t a wilderness. I’m not able to wander out into the desert for 40 days and find myself. But I will be tempted, in that sense Lent is no different to other times of the year.

So I can look to Jesus. I can learn from how he dealt with temptation. And perhaps, at the end of 40 days, I’ll be a better person.

How about you?


Happy Lent-ing :)