Yes, I realize that whether or not you participate in Lent is an intensely personal and private choice. It's not something you are to trumpet to the world. I get it.
But, I've been a bit confused of late about Lent.
When I was a kid (waaaaayyy back in the dark ages when dinosaurs roamed the earth - this is what Man-Child seems to think anyway....) Lent was the whole time. Every single day. Whatever you gave up (or added to your routine) that was the way it was to go - the whole season; even if it ended up being more than 40 days.
Now? From what I am hearing everywhere (including church) - Sunday's don't count.
I kinda understand the reasoning. Every Sunday is supposed to be a celebration; not a fast.
But really? It's kinda counter-productive don't you think?
You give up chocolate and can have it on Sunday? Okay, you are still abstaining the remainder of the time - it's still a sacrifice technically - but you can gorge on Sunday?
But what if you give up something else?
Say.....buying shoes? So following this "new" way (although according to everything I've read; it's not new - then how come I never heard of it growing up?) you could then buy the shoes on Sunday. And then proceed to enjoy them every day - even if you don't wear them except on Sundays (you could still go into the closet and
So tell me, am I the only one who has never heard of this Not On Sunday thing? Or has this been common knowledge for years and I am the one who has been living under a rock?