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Mar 4, 2019

Should You Give Up Swearing for Lent?

Colin MacIver

Should you give up swearing for Lent? Well, yeah. But there’s more to it.

Lent is a season of repentance, where we attempt to conform ourselves evermore to Christ. We should always be striving to detach ourselves from sin and bad habits, like swearing, but this time of year we go even further.

There are three things we should do during Lent: fasting, almsgiving, and prayer.

  • Fasting: This is the part where we give something up. We fast from things that are good (like chocolate, or coffee) and move them to the side to make more room for God.
  • Almsgiving: This is the part where we give something to others. Whether it’s money, time, or kindness, we should give from the heart.
  • Prayer: This is the part where we root it all in God, knowing that this period of repentance is possible because of his loving mercy.

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We should obviously try to root out sin at Lent, but Lent is a season of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving… If we do these things well, then when we get to Easter, we’ll find ourselves detached from sin and bad habits.

Are you giving up swearing for Lent? What else are you doing? Comment below!

If you’re not sure yet, here are a few resources:

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