Today’s Lenten Sacrifices

Students speak about what they sacrifice for Lent and what it means to them.

The Lenten season is a time for reflection and a time to focus on aspects of your life that may be good or bad. A traditional way to celebrate Lent is to sacrifice or give up something you love or is seemingly necessary to your life. While another way to celebrate the season is to start doing something more often that will benefit or help your life and the lives of those around you.

The most common of the bunch is giving up something for the allotted 40 days. Sophomore, Andrea Moreno is attempting to sacrifice her social media for the time of Lent. “I thought that I was spending too much time on my phone and I thought I could use a break for myself and focus on more important things,” Moreno said. “I realized that I had a lot more free time without social media and how more organized I was,” Moreno continued. “I also realized that the whole reason to use social media was to communicate with people and see what is going on in the world, so I learned there is a reason I got it in the first place,” Moreno continued. “I lasted a week without social media, but I learned how to manage my time better after getting it back,” Moreno finished.

Some people chose to change their ways through action and thinking during Lent. “Instead of sacrificing something this lent, I have started praying more and I am trying to change my attitude by being more optimistic and positive by changing my outlook on things,” Sophomore Emily O’Nash said. “Since Lent started, being more positive has just changed how I view things really. Instead of being quick to not want to do things, I think about it first,” O’Nash continued. “Although Lent isn’t over yet, I am going to try my best to follow through with this,” O’Nash finished.

Whether you give up sweets, being negative, or start to pray more, Lent is a good time to try something new to better yourself