I know it's Ash Wednesday, but I'm still deciding what to give up for Lent. Here's a list I'm using to help me decide-
Fear of Failure? Comfort Zone? People Pleasing? Lots of great choices!
When I was in college at Spring Hill (a Jesuit college), I was one of only a handful of Baptist students at a Catholic school. Giving up something for Lent was not something I knew anything about. But every Ash Wednesday the topic of conversation in the cafeteria was "What are you giving up?"
I used to say "Catholicism" to see the shock on their faces. Can you DO that?!
In later years, I became Methodist and learned more about Lent. My favorite years were the ones when I didn't give up a treat like chocolate, but instead focused on things worth giving up. That's what I like about this list.