It’s that time of season to make sacrifices and pull back. To me, Lent is where the real New Year’s Resolutions start. You have to give up something to understand what Jesus went through and also discover what you can do without it the next 40+ days.
As you noticed on most of my social media profiles, I have blacked out my avatar (except Linkedin for work purposes). I haven’t given a real explanation except “it’s Lent.” I got the idea from Stephen Fry, who blacked out his avatar in protest of the New Zealand internet law. I have been doing this for five years and the blackout represents that I’m changing during these 40+ days from a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual standpoint.
I had something lined up for Lent this year that is not food-related, but with the terrible winter we had in the D.C. area and that I had cabin fever, this is another food sacrifice.
For Lent this year, I will be eating only one meal a day. To clarify what a meal is, a meal that is 600 calories or fewer. The meal will likely be at dinner time, but I can be flexible, but it has to be only one meal.
We’ll see how it goes after 40+ days.