You know, I am not really sure how many of my faithful bloggy friends read my Soaking. As far as I can tell, only about 4-8 people... because that is who comments.
For those who do, I am taking a break from my other book to talk about another important topic.
If you are like... what? Lent? Aren't you protestant? Yes, yes I am. Apparently there are a few Protestant denominations who observe Lent, and as a Methodist... I guess I am one of them.
If you have no idea what Lent is about, let me tell you a little.
1. Lent is the period of time between Ash Wednesday (the day you are recovering from your Mardi Gras celebration) until Holy week (the week that starts with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter or Resurrection Sunday.)
2. Lent is a time for reflection and preparation as believers of Christ (that would be, Jesus) prepare and reflect on the crucifixion and (most importantly) the Resurrection of Jesus.
3. Lent is also a time where many Catholics, some Methodists and a random smattering of other people either give something up or add something to their lives (like a spiritual discipline) as a way to experience sacrifice or spend more time thinking about Jesus.
For me, Lent is an opportunity to really appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus as a restoration of my relationship with Him.
For the next few weeks, between now and Easter, I will be exploring a bit of the evidence that proves to ME that Christ existed and was in fact who He said He was.
For now... I leave you with this question:
Do you observe Lent? Did you give anything up/ take anything up this year?