What would you sacrifice for Jesus Christ during Lent?

admin | 3/1/2012, 4:30 a.m.

The 40-day season of Lent began last week on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. To prepare for Easter, theresurrection of Jesus Christ, millions of Christians worldwide attempt to understand the many sacrifices and trials he endured through a variety of specific actions. If there is no season of Lent then there is no Resurrection Day [Easter] because what occurs during these 40 days are some of the greatest miracles and some of the most powerful teaching that [Jesus] ever did, said Rev. Marvin Lue of Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church [CME] of Overtown. One of the most popular methods to honor the period of Lent is to fast or to abstain from a specific substance or activity. Because [Lent is] dealing with the sacrifice of Christ and remembering that sacrifice, the observance of Lent is often about giving up something indulgent something you feel that you cant do without, like for instance chocolate, explained Rev. Steven Caldwell, an adjunct professor of religion at Florida Memorial University. However, as important as Lent is for Christians, the 40 days has different meanings for individuals and they choose to recognize it in various ways. At Trinity CME, worshippers have forgone the traditional fasting entirely and instead are honoring the Road to Resurrection every Thursday evening. The service will continue through April 5th the day before Good Friday. By Kaila Heardkheard@miamitimesonline.com