Observing Lent Spiritually and Physically
Lent provides an opportunity for self-reflection. Whether you practice a religion or not, this inner look allows one to look outside oneself by assessing inside.
While some “give up” certain things like chocolate or desserts as a sacrifice, another approach is to refine one’s qualities of becoming a more vibrant human being. This direction can be in listening better, suspending judgment and being compassionate towards the needs of others.
While any direction can be beneficial, the spiritual one has merit for the soul, while the physical one improves the body.
Patrick J. Wood