Let’s do the Lent Challenge!

It’s so sad that sexual addiction is such a huge problem these days. It affects so many families including the children. The media and our current ‘hook up’ culture most certainly serve to exacerbate the problem.

 

We complain about society, stating that we love animals/pets more than people but what are we doing to make things right? Most people don’t like rules for the most part. There are boundaries and guidelines that every religion and civilized society has established. There are those that don’t want to abide by them. Instead, many choose to follow celebrities, a hit song’s lyrics, and their every whim. It’s like the world has an impulse control problem.

 

The solution begins with each of us––it’s called self-restraint. Do those words mean anything in this microwave culture? I guess it does to those that have lost large amounts of weight and those who have defeated an addiction. We could all learn from these people.

 

We all have our weaknesses. Can we blame the media? Not entirely. We are all responsible for the harm we do to others and ourselves and payday is coming for each of us.

 

Lets talk about the 40 days of Lent and how following it can help. I believe it can be very effective because during Lent one has to give up something that one’s flesh desires. There are so many addictions today. If we challenge ourselves to give up something we feel we cannot live without for a certain amount of time this will teach us self-restraint. Once we learn that we are fine without that ‘thing’ that controls us we take back control. Perhaps more challenging endeavors like the 40-day self-restraint challenge can be exercised during Lent!

 

Give up whatever you want, just learn to say no to yourself every once in a while. You might be surprised, its quiet fulfilling and spiritual when we’re not constantly feeding our flesh.

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3 thoughts on “Let’s do the Lent Challenge!

  1. Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. The Lenten season is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.

    During the six weeks of of self-examination and reflection, Christians who observe Lent typically make a commitment to fast, or to give up something–a habit, such as smoking, watching TV, or swearing, or a food or drink, such as sweets, chocolate or coffee. Some Christians also take on a Lenten discipline, such as reading the Bible and spending more time in prayer to draw nearer to God.

    Strict observers do not eat meat on Fridays, having fish instead. The goal is to strengthen the faith and spiritual disciplines of the observer, and develop a closer relationship with God.
    Taken from about religion

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