I was not raised in a denomination which practiced Lent. But I have this admission to make ….
I always felt I had missed out on something when my girlfriends came to school with the Cross fashioned from ash on their foreheads. As the days passed and they shared what they were giving up, I felt like I had not sacrificed anything at all.
This year, I chose to give up bread.
Not all starches, just bread. Here we were – 8 days into the Lenten season and last night, I failed. Eight days.