This year, for the first time in ages I did not give up chocolate for Lent. This was partly because my consumption had significantly reduced, and partly because I preached on how giving up “little” things can distract us from more important changes in our life.
The interesting thing is that I have started eating more chocolate – at least until now! It was perhaps a combination of tiredness and a special offer at the supermarket, but it also set me thinking that if it weren’t Lent I might have stuck to my pre-Lent guns. What is going on?
I have to say that I am not sure, but feel the need to go back to my pre-Lenten ways. Has anyone else found this odd effect of Lent?