Honestly, I'm probably one of the worst Catholics ever. I don't attend church as often as I should, and I find myself praying most often when I'm feeling lost or am in some sort of bind. It's a relationship I've been more conscious of lately and really want to strengthen. But for some reason, whenever Lent comes around, I devote myself to it completely. In part it makes me feel closer to God, and over the past couple years it also helps me feel more connected with my mom.
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This year, I'm giving up all sweets. I did it last year too, but to combat the craving for sweets I'd gravitate toward rich, savory foods so it basically defeated the purpose. This year, I'm challenging myself to go about it the right way. I want to really achieve something this year. More importantly, I also really want to focus on the true meaning of Lent--glorifying God and connecting with Him as often as possible.
Do you participate in Lent? If so, what are you giving up?