For those who do not know (me, I’m talking about me), Lent is a season in the Christian church that lasts 40 days, not including Sundays. It begins on Ash Wednesday, which was March 1 this year, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter.
Lent means different things to different people, and it differs within each denomination. For some, it’s an excuse to play “Lent Madness,” an online game where 32 Saints compete to win the Golden Halo (like March Madness, only better).
But many people use it as a time of reflection and introspection.
People also give things up or do things that will better themselves. I have some ideas for the OCU students during this season of self reflection.
Dig deep in yourself and find a sentence every now and then that makes grammatical sense. For example, if you are watching a video of a sleepy kitty, refrain from shouting out “Me AF!” and instead opt for a full sentence.
Explore your natural reactions. When you are successful, is it really, truly your natural reaction to whip? Or perhaps to dab? If it is, then, by all means, continue. But, as this is a time for self-exploration, do not be afraid to see if you have a different reaction.
Stand in front of the mirror. Look at yourself. Do you really love flannel? Again, if so, continue to wear it. But do not be afraid if you find it really isn’t you.
Find what Lent means to you and use these 40 days to discover something new about yourself.