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Lent a Way of Life

  Lent a Way of Life By  Mitiku Adisu credit: jamestabor.com Not all Christian groups know what to do with the 40 days leading up to Easter. All recognize Lent as church tradition but would often search scripture to get around taking time off to meditate on Jesus. * Attempt is made to supplant the season with activities or to simply remember it in a haphazard manner or, in exasperation, dump the tradition at the door of liturgical churches. Lent, it is understood in some quarters, does not suit the lifestyle of the urban dweller. However we wish to observe Lent, what matters most is in the end not activities per se but Jesus; not evasion or presumed observances but consecrating oneself and the season to Christ and his Holy Spirit. One abstained from distractions to feast solely on Jesus the Bread of Life broken for us. One gained by losing. Western churches may feel drawn to feasts [Christmas] than to fasts [Lent]; likewise, one could make the case that Eastern c