Friday, March 18, 2011

This week I have been referred to as an apostate, that girl from Beauty and the Beast, The Class Heathen, and The Sexy Roommate. Take those however you will.

Lent is going well, and I'm proud of myself; I want to try giving up a bad habit every 40 days and maybe I'll be able to kick quite a few over a couple months. I love this time of year and I am really excited for Holy Week!

Did you give up anything for Lent?
What's your favorite part of this time of year?


  1. Hey Hanna, it's Charles.
    I love that you're celebrating Lent. I celebrated Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and I have a rosary on my bag for school. Most people don't ask about it, but if they do I have no trouble reminding them that while we don't pray to her or view her in the same way, we recognize Mother Mary. While I don't pray with my rosary, I do use it as a means of meditation (I use it similar to a komboloi).
    In terms of celebrating Lent, I've been trying to kick my nail biting habit. It's horribly unsanitary, and can be painful. So while I'm not giving up something that gives me pleasure, I feel because I'm doing something to improve my wellness that I'm using the season to what it's original intent was.

  2. That's awesome! I agree on so many points. My Christian History professor made an excellent argument for how the LDS Church isn't so different from the Catholic Church in this way; Catholics actually say, "Hail Mary...pray for us sinners."
    This is compared to the temple prayer roll, where we have people we think are closer to God pray for us. He also made the point that the way we revere Joseph Smith could be compared to the way Catholics view Mary.
    I personally gave up swearing. It's not something that gives me pleasure either, but it's a sacrifice for me. I don't think swearing is the most grievous sin, but I've noticed a difference since giving it up so I think I'm going to stick with it.