Many of us have been part of the tradition that “gives something up for Lent.”
This time of sacrifice and challenge can have many meanings for us.
Initially, it was to pattern our life after Jesus who was “led by the Holy Spirit” into the desert and fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. (Matt. 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13, Heb. 2:18, 4:15)
During that time his was deeply tempted to turn away from God and listen to the devil.
Many of us will be