i really enjoy Eugene Cho. He is someone i ‘follow’ on the Twitterer and generally i find that i resonate deeply with what he says. He tends not to get caught up with the mud-and-opinion slinging that so many other Christian personalities seem to and i appreciate his humility, openness and humour in trying to be an honest and real follower of Jesus… he is not perfect and i imagine would be the first to say that… this blog in particular really captures my thoughts and words on fasting and the season of Lent way better than i ever could…

Eugene Cho

We are now in the Lenten season and let me begin by sharing initially the conclusion of my post first in case you have an attention span of a 2-year-old:

Lent isn’t about you or about what you’re giving up.

But we’ll get to that soon.

For those that might not be familiar with Lent, it is the 40 day period (not including Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday that has traditionally been a time of preparation for those who were preparing for baptism and later expanded to include the larger Christian community.  It marks a time of prayer, penance, repentance,  humility, self-denial, and soul searching as one draws closer to the Passion of Christ and ultimately, culminating in the celebration of the Resurrection. You can check out my sermon (above) to get a crash course on the history of Lent – and how it started (likely) as a 2-3…

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