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What’s the point of Lent? 7 March 2006

Posted by Dr Moose in Uncategorized.

(Category: Faith)

There is a danger associated with traditions and rituals – that we begin to see them not as the expression and demonstration of faith, but as faith itself – making our faith about what we do and when we do it – and not about a relationship with God. Lent can easily fall into this trap – we consider ourselves holy because we’ve given up chocolate or taken up blogging. Surely we don’t fast because fasting in itself makes us holy, but because fasting allows us to refocus on God, who alone can make us holy?

Helen Louise, who I read, and I know reads here, has this well-written and considered entry in a shared Lent blog. It may not be anything new to you, but it’s a good, clear and well-written piece of apologetic.

Go, read.



1. Helen Louise - 8 March 2006

Ooh, thank you Dr. Moose 🙂 You’re very kind.

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