A Lenten Change That Really Matters

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Even lapsed Catholics pause on this day to consider whether they ought to give up something for Lent. Usually, it’s chocolate or alcohol. We rarely do, but we remember that a little sacrifice isn’t such a bad idea every now and again. Lent lasts forty days, and it’s a “right” amount of time for giving something up. I stopped smoking in…