Lent begins today. It is traditionally a time for Christians to “give something up” as a kind of fast for 40 days, a journey to the cross and resurrection of Jesus.
…At least, it is for people in churches that observe the Christian calendar. I haven’t been in a church like that since I was a kid. Evangelical churches have discarded the liturgy, and with it, the liturgical calendar.
In my household, we light Advent candles using a ritual I made up. But we don’t have anything like that for Lent. Do you?