If you’re like me, Lent catches you off guard every single year. Can you believe it’s only 5 days until lent?
A few weeks back I was chatting with my good friend, Mark Hart (who is so disgustingly insightful and funny that you ought to follow him) who shared with me something that friends of his did one year for Lent.
I thought the idea was fantastic and have now talked my wife into it.
Sometime between now and Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent), my wife and I are going to go and purchase 40 bottles of good red wine.
We’ll probably need to buy a wine rack (or two) also.
We’re then going set them somewhere semi-prominent, and then fast from alcohol for the entirely of lent.
This is going to be quite the sacrifice. But hey, that’s what Lent’s about.
Why The 40 bottles?
So why are we buying 40 bottles of wine? Two reasons, first to remind us of Easter. Every night.. While we eat dinner… Drinking water….
secondly, so that we can better celebrate the Easter season! Once easter comes, we’re going to commit to sitting down each night (or as many as possible—I travel like a crazy person!…do crazy people travel a great deal? Never mind. #BackOnDecaf) and drinking wine. The Easter season is 50 days…40 bottles of wine. Totally doable. Right?
What Are You Giving Up For Lent?
No seriously, I’m actually asking you. Comment below.