Lent and a Philosophy of Food

This year for Lent, I decided to focus on my relationship with food. At first glance, this might seem a little superficial and unrelated to anything spiritual. But the truth is, in our increasingly secular society, food has become somewhat of a religion unto itself; a little idol that we set up and worship and sacrifice to. It can feed into the sins not only of gluttony, but also pride and vanity and a host of other “little” sins. And…

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Pre-Lenten Thoughts

For Catholics, we are about to begin the season of Lent, the 40-ish days leading up to Easter. This is¬†traditionally a time that the Church encourages the faithful to focus on prayer, spiritual fasting, and charity. Since joining the Catholic Church nearly six years ago, Lent has actually become one of my favorite times of the year. Seriously. In my book, An Adult-ish Toolkit, I talk about the importance of recognizing and embracing different seasons and rhythms in your life,…

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