I’ve never been a vegetarian. And I’ve never given anything up for Lent. Mostly this is because I’m neither appropriately socially/politically informed, nor appropriately religiously devout.
But now’s as good a time to start as any.
Ok, I keed. I am planning to become slightly more informed about animal/food processing in the U.S., but I am fully intending to go back to eating meat in 30-40 days. Also, this has nothing to do with religion. I’ve never really been able to get my head around giving up something as a religious act. I know those who do it often have their hearts in the right place, but I keep thinking that God/Jesus/whoever probably doesn’t really care if I stop eating cookies for 40 days.
So I’m doin’ it because it’s on my list– and that’s as good a reason as I need!