Mostly we "do" something for Lent but I found this article quite interesting - giving up Facebook etc for Lent.
How easy would you find it to give the modern methods of communication for any religious observance?
How dependent have you become on these methods of keeping in touch?
Would this be a real sacrifice?
Is it is worthy Lenten task?
Give up email, internet ,aaagggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Hmmmmm.......I suppose it depends on what Lent is about.
I know the theory. Its about self denial and sacrifice. I think that giving up the web, specially some of my special forums, would be difficult and a sacrifice for me.
I'd find it hard to give up my "friends".
I didn't know it was lent.
I've considered some "time off" from the internet for a while. I may dissapear for a few weeks, but it's 'nowt to do with lent.
I just think I need to clear my head of too much media, clear out the cache so to speak!
Ikwym - somehow I keep coming back online though.
You get to know peoples idiosyncrisis.
BTW my spell check doesn't recognise idiosyncrisis?
Try this Victor
I use the internet in my service to the Lord, so giving it up would contradict the meaning of Lent.
This year, I gave up bacon.
It's amazing how much I find myself thinking about bacon, now that it is now off limits to me.
Now that is something i could give up
I'd lose my job so that'd be rather counterproductive.
Rather than give up something, I try to do more for lent, though giving up things tends to be part of the observance - often things on the spur of the moment, "Do I really need that/to do that/whatever?"
How are we doing with the old "zzzzzzzzzzzz", Swish?
There's parts of it I would be happy to give up but mostly it's a way of relaxing as well as sharing opinions and the minutiae of life.
Its not always that relaxing. It can get quite tense; at times.
I'd like to give up working, but I can't see that happening because I'm supposed to be retired now and I can't work out how I ever found the time to go to work!