Dumb ideas for Lent

Lent: a time for repenting of our sins and battling against the devil - something we are reminded of when we take Holy Water.

Lent: a time for meditating on the death of Christ - something we are reminded of by the crucifix.

Lent: a time for following Christ in his Passion - something we are reminded of by the Stations of the Cross, especially on Fridays.

Fr Z reports on three dumb ideas for Lent:


These examples remind me of Christopher Derrick's definition of a liturgist:
A man sent by God so that in times when there is no direct persecution, the people of God may not be denied the opportunity of suffering for their faith.

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