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So...Sundays, which are always a day of celebration of the resurrection, no matter what season of the church calendar they fall in...do not "count" in the 40 days.
Lenten disciplines, though, are a personal devotion. It is wise to consider our motivation for keeping them, our reasons for wanting to break them, and the impact that a "break" on Sunday will have on our Lenten journey. I do not say this to discourage anyone from "taking Sundays off". Actually, I think that Sundays should be a day of celebration at all times. It is important to note, though, that the mass does change during the Lenten season. We do not sing the Gloria; we do not say the "A" word. Each individual Christian, who observes Lent, must prayerfully examine his or her heart to determine the best course to take.
Was posting this picture of a chocolate cake really mean? Probably, but I'm giving myself a pass because it is Sunday...and our Lenten Disciplines are about Him, not us. Just submit all hate mail in the comments box below. =D
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