I am Catholic, but I have not been to church for the longest while 😦 I feel bad that I cannot attend mass today. That kinda makes me miss school because we had a chapel there.
When my friend told me Lent starts this week, I was kinda excited, a chance to abstain from doing things that I like, and dedicate more time to God.
My fast during this Lent period is for Men. No meeting new men, flirting, playing games, getting emotionally attached, getting physical, I won’t have none of that happening for the next 40 days and 40 nights.
Unlike Josh Hartnet in the movie 40 days 40 nights, this will not be difficult for me. I will not be seeing abs and biceps when I look at men when I walk down the street, and I really doubt there will be such a strong source of temptation so it will be breezy.
I am also having an alcohol fast. I am not a drinker per se, in fact I do not crave alcohol so much. It used to be I never crave alcohol, but nowadays I see lemons I just think of tequila, and I think about Brew Bistros cocktails every time I pass Ngong Road. The last two times I went out, I got very tipsy, borderline drunk, it was fun, but I prefer being the sober party in the group.
I wanna go back to that, being sober and alcohol free, drinking fanta or water at the club. Whenever someone offered to buy me a drink, I used to ask for the money, and needless to say they refused to give me the money :p And I do not understand why someone cannot just offer to buy me a soft drink.
This Lent I definitely want to pray more, and try going to church. I need to motivate myself, my parents are no help in that area, it is there fault I do not go to church as much :p
What are you fasting for during this Lent period??
xxx V xxx