Why We’re Drinking Nothing But Water Until Easter

OK, I’ve never “reblogged” before, so let’s see how this works:

I grew up and was confirmed Catholic.  Sometime later, our family started attending a local United Methodist church, and I’ve worshiped in United Methodist congregations ever since.

As a result, the seasons of Advent and Lent have always been very meaningful to me and very much a part of my experience as a Christian.  I adore the fact that all of the congregations we’ve served over the years take time to honor each of them in powerful ways.  Because when I take the time to live into these seasons of preparation and reflection, I experience the fulness of our Christian heritage through Christ’s birth at Christmas and His death and resurrection at Easter in a special way.

For as long as I can remember, during the season of Lent in particular, I’ve engaged in some sort of fast.  As a child, I viewed the Lenten fast as something I did…

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