"One of my neighbors is doing this and I think it is a good idea:
- She lets herself wait before eating until she feels hungry
- The hunger reminds her of others who don't have the luxury of eating whatever and whenever and however much we want to every day
- When she feels the hunger, she puts a dollar in a jar
- At the end of Lent, the money she collects in the jar will be donated to one of the mission programs at her church that helps feed hungry people
This is an easy practice that anyone can do. It requires some self discipline to change habits and resist temptations, which is what Lent means to me. (More than just giving something up, it’s learning something new through self-discipline.)"
- Nora in Green Brook, NJ