For many, Lent may seem like an empty ritual. But Aaron Damiani, author of The Good of Giving Up: Discovering the Freedom of Lent, begs to differ.
I have known Aaron since our college days, when we were classmates studying theology. Back then, he gave fellow students the gift of laughter by performing flawless impersonations of faculty members. Now, however, he is giving the church the gift of spiritual insight by explaining how Lent offers a “springtime for the soul,” a vision that recognizes the inestimable beauty, excellence, and glorious light of Christ.
In what follows, Aaron answers a few questions on the subject. I hope you will get a copy of his book, which not only highlights manifold opportunities of this season, but also forges a practical path toward their realization.