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what is lent and why do we celebrate it
April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lent: What Is It Good For?
Each year, when we start talking about Lent and Easter, we hear a familiar question from some Bible Gateway visitors: What is Lent? Is it an official Christian holiday? Was it instituted in the Bible? What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians “required” to do so? For the interested, we’ll try to answer those questions here.
The days of Lent are marked as a time of faith-filled meditation, fasting and repentance from Ash Wednesday (today) until Easter. With Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection in full view, observers, in a sense, put a real focus on waging war against their human desires that may be contrary to God’s Word.
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- Some Christians choose to give up a habit or behavior during Lent as an exercise in prayerful self-denial. This might range from something as simple as not drinking soda during Lent to a full-blown program of fasting.
- Some Christians commit to a special devotional activity during Lent—for example, daily Scripture reading, regular prayer for a specific person or topic throughout Lent, or volunteer work in their community.
- Phyllis Saavedra,
Director, O2C Solutions, Emagia Corporation