"So what," I hear you ask, "is the Shahid-Rowe household doing for Lent?"
Well (replied Mr Rowe), we've effectively been fasting for 3 weeks already, due to our Paleo Month, which explains the lack of pancakes yesterday. Therefore, the idea of giving up even more than grains, sugars, pulses and other non-hunter-gatherer-type* foods is not exactly on our radar, especially since Maria is barely getting enough into her to stay alive anyway.
But I like Lent, and I want to 'do it'.
So what we've decided is to give up the 'giving up' side of the Fast, to sidestep it and instead use this period of the Church calendar to instil certain otherwise-lacking disciplines into our lives. I won't give you the whole list, but for example, every day until Easter I am going to be spending 20 minutes sitting in silence. Something I've always planned/wanted to have a go at, but never got round to.
And may God use the season to transform our hearts and lives. Amen.