So it is that time year again, Lent. For the longest time I dreaded this time of year because I had to eat the gross fish for school lunch every Friday. I did not look deeper into the faith behind why I gave certain things up, whether that be meat or my own personal offerings.
As I have gone through high school I have grown to be a man of Christ. I have gone deeper into my faith, and I have matured as a person. I have realized that this season is more than just giving something inconvenient up or eating the gross fish at lunch, it is a time to grow closer to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
I am going to eat the fish with a smile on my face because I know that when I refrain from eating meat I can think about Jesus in that moment which in return puts a smile on my face. I am not going to just give something inconvenient up for Lent, I am going to do something that will truly bring me closer to Jesus.
This is what this season is all about. Growing closer to Jesus. So I encourage you to give something up that isn’t just a minor inconvenience to you, but something that will help you as a person and help you grow closer to Jesus Christ through the process of giving that certain thing up.
Lent is whatever you make it out to be. If you choose to dread the season and not work on yourself, then there will be no improvements, but if you do choose to make the most out of this season, wonderful things are coming your way.
David, Class of 2020
Music: Kathrin by Sascha Ende