Sitting with our failure, fault and fragility in Lent

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By Chris West

The season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, is practiced in a variety of different ways. Traditionally, it is practiced as a period of fasting, giving up luxuries, and performing regular prayer. In recent years, Christians have updated this practice as a way to eliminate the distractions that draw their attention away from God. This shifts the focus away from depravity and towards a reorientation in perspective.

Chris West

It has become commonplace for Christians to use this period of fasting to abstain from social media, television, coffee, or… bad posture. The list gets even more innovative than that. Good Housekeeping compiled this list of 25 creative things Christians might choose to give up for Lent.

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