For you non-practioners, here’s a little more on the start of a Christian holy season, which extends all the way to Easter. Typically, Christians who observe Lent choose to give up something important to them for the duration. If I observed Lent, I think I’d try to give up saying mean things about people.
I don’t think I’d be successful, but I think I’d try. My creed in high school was never gossip — ever. And then I drifted. In fact, what the hell. I believe I’ll give this a shot. Wish me luck? I’m going in.