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Growing up, I never celebrated Lent. It was something I knew nothing about until I was an adult. I attended a Catholic university in Miami, Florida for my undergraduate studies, so of course, I learned about it from my Catholic friends. This past week, I listened to a valued staff member, Walker Railey, present an Ash Wednesday devotion. As I listened to his words about this sacred time I laughed at his humor, but mostly I reflected on his comments about Lent. The one thing that stuck with me was how he described some of the random things we say. We will give up candy, Internet/social media, etc., as our way of fasting. As he neared his genuine point, I was reminded that Jesus was our ultimate sacrifice. I have been reflecting on his devotion ever since.
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