Many people I know think of Lent as a time to fast from food. However, as I noted earlier, that is not the most important part of the season of Lent. Nancy Leigh DeMoss at TrueWoman.com has a great article to warn us about mistaken notions of what Lent is about:
“Some people fast during Lent as a means of self-control without attaching any spiritual significance to it. Others believe that by observing a Lenten fast, they can somehow merit the grace or favor of God. Of course, we know from Scripture that it’s ‘not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us’ (Titus 3:5).
“But many Christians observe Lent as a meaningful way of meditating on the sufferings of Christ on our behalf. They choose to deny their flesh as a daily reminder that Christ died and rose again to deliver us from slavery to sin and self.”
She goes on to remind us that Lent is less about what we fast from and Who we feast on. You can read the rest here.