Well today is Ash Wednesday, meaning Lent starts today. And even though I’m not a baptized Catholic, or even a practicing Catholic; I still participate in Lent. I know this sounds strange, and I’m sure I’ll piss some devote Catholic off, but I don’t think it offends God (cause we all know i’ve done a LOT worse). He actually is probably happy that I’m attempting to be involved with the church.
Anyways… So for Lent there are a few rules that are suppose to be followed. Now since I’m not Catholic, I go off the information I’ve gotten from my mom and grandma over the years. This year I goggled Lent rules and pretty much got the same list.
1. You must fast (1 large meal or 2 small meals, if necessary) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
2. No meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and any other Friday during Lent.
4. Lenten sacrifice
Last year I didn’t follow the daily prayer, partially because I didn’t know about it. So this year I’ve printed up a morning prayer to leave on my nightstand. As for my Lenten sacrifice, ONLINE SHOPPING. Laugh all you want, but online shopping is my vice. Just ask Bennie, my UPS driver. What is your Lenten sacrifice?