Definition of Lent: "a solemn religious observance in the Christian calendar that beings on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately 6 weeks later before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving and denial of ego".
We travelled up north again on Wednesday to view another property and on the way up just past Whangarei is a historical church which I will post about soon. Just inside the fence is this sign about Lent. I wasn't really sure about what it meant so I looked it up, hence the quote above.
My idea of giving something up at the moment is more about lifestyle for example we can't afford to buy meat much and 5 years ago I started having issues with food allergies and reflux. I found that eating carbs such as pasta, rice, bread aggravates this so I tend to eat meat maybe once a week if we're lucky, fruit, veges, lentils, chickpeas etc which is easier to digest. We recently discovered that supermarkets here sell things like cauliflower and broccoli rice which is great to use as a substitute for a pizza base, instead of bread I use gluten free wraps and avocados are perfect as a spread.
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