Lenten fasting is no longer limited to chocolate cake, wine with dinner or in-between-meal snacks. In our high-tech world, fasting often extends to blog reading, Facebook, texting, and other habits that eat up too much of our time rather than our calories.
I gave two talks this weekend about the three pillars of Lent -- fasting, prayer and almsgiving -- and the need to strip away the "stuff" that gets in the way of our relationship with God and the people around us. We can adapt those three practices to get at the core of our own attachments, our own vices.
So here's the question: Will you be giving up anything high tech this season? Blogs? Facebook? Please let us know in the comment section before Ash Wednesday arrives so we know where you went. Otherwise we may have to send out a search party.