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Your View: Lenten meaning represented in column

I enjoyed Kathleen Thurber's column "Make Lenten resolves count" very much because she touches upon some very important truths about the Lenten season. An important recognition is that we, as Americans, live in great abundance and surplus. That includes American Catholics, so when Lent rolls around, many times the Lenten sacrifices we end up making is only from our surplus, so, as Thurber pointed out, it's really not a sacrifice. What this demonstrates on the part of most American Catholics is a lack of understanding on what constitutes "sacrifice" in the Lenten understanding of the word.

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