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Old March 24 2014, 12:34 PM   #5
2takesfrakes
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

That is interesting, that somehow discussing it would also diffuse it. I do have to wonder how universal that is. Studies like these are very hard to judge for accuracy, because I, for one, usually follow through on anything I plan to do, whether I mention it, or not. But this idea of Service instead of Sacrifice seems to be a very useful philosophy, doesn't it? Though, "doing without" always seemed to be the point of Lent to me, as my belief, or understanding, was that it began as a way to help train The Faithful in coping with Times of Famine. Performing Community Service instead of giving up candy for Lent is a good one and I must admit: I hadn't thought of that ...
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