What is so significant about this time of the year, and why are Christians so passionate, and dedicated to this huge spiritual celebration world wide?
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asked 19 Feb '10, 05:02
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The Lenten season is not actually a "celebration". We observe Lent in preparation for the anniversary of the Death and Resurrection of Christ. It means something different to each Christian; but each observes this time in his or her own way. It is generally a solemn time, and we generally try to sacrifice something or try to observe this season in our own ways. Easter is the celebration of Christ's arising from the Dead; Lent is the time to prepare for the last days of Christ on Earth.
Just a clarification.
Lenten Blessings, Jai
answered 19 Feb '10, 05:30
I think that was a really thoughtful and good explanation, Jaianniah.
(21 Feb '10, 02:51) LeeAnn 1
Lent is an opportunity for practicing Christians to imitate Jesus in his sacrifical role. Christians believe that Jesus sacrificed his life for us.. so in commemoration we could sacrifice a little in our lives for Him and Mankind.
In practical terms, it could also be seen a forced focus. Attention is drawn daily to the Easter Story. Forgoing food especially can lead to enhanced chances of a deep spiritual experience. Fasting and prayer.
answered 20 Feb '10, 06:39
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The real interesting thing is since Christians are Christian they are exempt from any holiday celebration. I don't think they are forbidden it is just told those holidays don't apply to Christians.
Should Christians Keep Feasts?
Does the Christian today have to observe the weekly Sabbath and the annual Holydays given to Israel by Moses?
The simple answer to this is no. Paul scolded the Galatian Gentiles for wanting to take up with Israel’s festival days and sabbatical periods (which pertained only to those Israelites who lived in the Land of Canaan, Galatians 4:10). Paul criticized the Roman Gentiles for feeling that special days had to be kept to honor God (Romans 14:1-6), but most especially, Paul said no one should judge Christians on matters of the weekly sabbaths, the new moons [which were the bedrock system for keeping the Mosaic calendar events] and the annual holidays (which includes Passover, Colossians 2:16-17).
answered 19 Feb '10, 07:11
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