Many of us are familiar with the practice of giving something up for Lent (i.e. sweets or social media). We might do this to remove distractions and focus more deeply on God. Or perhaps we want to deny ourselves of something as a sacrifice to God. There are numerous reasons, no doubt.
As I was thinking about this, and reflecting my own past attempts to “give something up” for Lent (some mildly successful and some not), I began to wonder what would happen if we flipped the focus from what we are giving up, to what we are trying to gain.
What if we challenge ourselves to identify and share just one way we hope to grow spiritually this Lent? Will you join me?
Please feel free to share as much or as little as you'd like. You can even use this simple template, "I hope to grow in _____________ this Lent."
I'll get us started in the comments.
*giving something up is optional :)