Lenten Practice – February 22

no snackingLent began on Ash Wednesday, and runs until Easter Sunday. If you are counting, that’s 46 days. So why do we talk about Lent being 40 days long? Traditionally the Sundays of Lent aren’t counted. We celebrate them as a “little Easter” and remember the resurrection every Sunday. Even so, our Lenten Practices calendar includes Sundays as a day to continue our Lenten disciplines. Today, our suggested Lenten practice is to fast from snacks between meals. It might seem like a little thing, but maybe it’s in the little things that we can make big discoveries. When you are tempted to snack, take the time to say a prayer instead. Or, watch this video about temptation, and the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness between his baptism and the beginning of his ministry. Read the story in Luke 4:1-13.

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