Lent seems to have arrived early this year. Are you giving up anything for Lent? People seem to give up all sort of things, from Chocolate to Facebook. Whatever it is you’ve giving up for Lent, hopefully we have something here to help you give up anything for Lent.
Have a group of people around you to act as an accountability group. This works best if the same group of people, are around you ALL THE TIME, so therefore can manually remove that chocolate bar from your mouth.
Tell EVERYONE what you’re giving up, because if everyone knows how holy you are, then everyone can help you stay that holy.
If you’re giving up talking, then wear a badge to tell people.
Turn yourself into a hermit for Lent, or alternatively take a very long holiday to the middle of no where for 40 days.
If you’re giving up something edible, then ban anyone from having that item ANYWHERE near your house!
Has “that item” been brought near your house? Confiscate it and keep it for yourself!
If you have an “accountability partner”, ensure you arrange times when you can both give in to temptation together. Obviously by planning the times you’re going to give in, means you’re more controlled the rest of the time. (Works best if you’re “giving up beer” for Lent).
If all else fails, hook up your flat / house with webcams. Ensure that every nook and cranny is covered. Email your vicar with the web address, so they can watch your every move.
Any other ideas?
If all else fails, you could try taking up something good for Lent? Alot of people seem to do 40 Acts for Lent… but does this mean people stop doing good things after Lent?
With the start of Lent around the corner, we felt best to wonder what we should give up for lent. Having decided to give up the gym, we realised that all truly Godly people give up multiple things, so we decided to write a list of things that true Christians should give up for lent.
Going to the Gym.
Mid Air Drumming.
Watching Non Christian Movies at The Cinema.
Non Christian Music
Non Organic Food.
Non Christian TV.
Gossiping. AKA Prayer Small Groups.
Wasting time reading silly lists online.
Going to the Gym.
Going to non independent food stores.
Doing any act that isn’t in the Bible.
Playing computer games from 2001 onwards.
Electricity from non renewable sources.
Driving any motor vehicle. (An electric car / bike is only allowed if you charge from renewable sources)
All shoes, except for sandals.
Listening to non Christian radio.
Talking to anyone who may lead you at all astray.
Dont even think about eating anything like Pancakes during lent. Thats cheating.
Going to that Chip Shop on the corner, between work, and the train station.
Buy lego figures.
Looking for spelling / grammer issues in The Church Sofa.
Eating non natural / organic foods.
Caring that one of the above is mentioned twice.
Watching Call The Midwife.
Trying to find things to give up.
Reading ridiculous lists that don’t live up to their promise.
Obviously if you manage to give up all the above, you are indeed a Godly person, and possibly living in a cave somewhere.