The Skinny on Fasting

Just a few more days before Lent begins! After trying every flavor of the baked paczki at Give Thanks Bakery this coming Tuesday, I will begin forty days of fasting as we anticipate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For those of us who didn’t grow up with this Lenten practice, we tend to interpret this time of fasting as simply “giving something up.” We choose something we really like, and do without it for 40 days. And maybe, just maybe we pray a little bit more because our giving up reminds us to. But surely there’s more to […]