Giving It Up!

       One of the most popular questions asked this time of year is: "What are you giving up for Lent?" There is a discipline that has developed around the season of Lent of giving things up. That for forty days we should deny ourselves of something Ė a luxury or an indulgence Ė in order to somehow draw closer to Jesus in his self-denial and suffering on our behalf.

Our Lenten series this year is based upon the idea of giving something up as well, but itís designed to be not just a 40 day denial of a luxury, but rather a giving up of our attitudes and actions that cause us problems in our relationship with God and with other people.

Over the next several weeks we are going to spend our time looking at those things we can give up that will help draw us closer to God and better fulfill our call to love one another.

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