Lent is upon us again, with all its solemnity and crucial importance. But, being human, we are seized once again with the temptation to breeze through it and rush toward the joy of Easter, avoiding the challenge of a thorough spiritual renewal.
When we think of fasting, we slide into thoughts of dieting and the extra pounds we’ve been meaning to shed for some time to accommodate our vanity. When we think of “giving up,” we ponder substitutions — sparkling water with lime, perhaps, instead of Diet Coke.
This year, why not aim higher?