Lenten fasting: Temptation hits what you give up for Lent, sacrifice should hurt | Examiner.com

Catholic and Orthodox Christians enter the penitential season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. After the Mardi Gras blow out a Catholic will give up for Lent, things that distract her from focusing on God. Sometimes what you give up for Lent are addictions or bad habits. Other times they are just luxuries. Either way, know that temptation hits whatever you give up for Lent. Plan on being sorely tempted by the very thing you give up for Lent, even if it's not something you normally crave that much. And know that temptation is exactly what you should be feeling because sacrifice should hurt. Lenten fasting imitates (in poor simple human way) the sufferings and temptation Jesus endured in the desert.  Lenten fasting: Temptation hits what you give up for Lent, sacrifice should hurt | Examiner.com

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