THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
The idea of Lent has always been, for me, the idea of giving up a material possession. As a young child growing up, I remember debating about whether I should “give up” chocolate, or soda, or other unhealthy foods, knowing that when Easter came, I could eat candy or drink soda again. Lent seemed to be about sacrifice, and self-discipline. And I believe that it is. But, for me, it is also about trust. Trust that the sacrifice and self-discipline would lead to a deeper sense of self, or a deeper understanding of others, and perhaps lead to a deeper understanding of my relationship with God.
Stacey Harrington is Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.