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Fasting from food, feeding on the Bible during Lent

March 7, 2019

This week set in motion the season of Lent, reminding the faithful to prepare for a season of meditation upon the sacrificial death of Jesus. Lent lasts for roughly 40 days to mirror the length of time Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, resisting the temptation of satan.

Jeremy Light, Minister of Discipleship at the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge, said Lent is a special season for us to prepare for Easter. “It’s a time of intensive preparation, it’s a time for us to change our heart, meaning that we come closer to God,” he said. “If there’s something we need to change in our life that isn’t good, this is that time when we have the opportunity to do that.”

While the vast majority of Christians give up something that they enjoy for Lent, others place less emphasis on what to give up — and more on what they do, volunteering and giving of themselves to others.