Then Lenten season is a widely celebrated season in the Philippines since predominantly most of the Filipinos are devout Catholics or Christians. Lent in 2012 will start today (Ash Wednesday), the 22nd of February and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 7th of April.
Being a Catholic, I just heard mass this noon and the priest was telling us that we should embrace this season and fast and do certain sacrifices, because we are sorry for our sins and we want to be better, and not because we just want to be practicing Catholics or Christians and show others that we follow “rules”.
I think that people in general, whether Catholic, Christian or not, can take this time to do certain sacrifices — sacrifices that would eventually help them change for the better.
I think a sacrifice should be something that would really make a change and should be hard for you to do. I am thinking of what sacrifice should I do this year. I can’t sacrifice food since I’m planning to have a baby, so what I thought about is sacrificing coffee and sacrificing shopping for anything expensive during these 46 days. If I do break my promise, I will drop a Php 100 bill for that day into my piggy bank, so that I won’t get to spend it.
Here’s a template that you can use to monitor your progress for 2012…
Goodluck, guys! Just think that you will be a better person after this exercise!