Lent and Pancakes
Obviously, Lent is a time that is set aside for Christains to focus on our spiritual lives with prayer and fasting. However, the fasting of things that separate us from God often is equal to vices in our lives of which we are trying to rid ourselves of anyway.
So, in fact, Lent often becomes everyone's last ditch effort at a New Years Resolution until Jan. 1 rolls back around. Now, I'm not saying that reneging on your Lenten fast for the Creator is going to land you in eternal Hellfire (or am I?). But if you've had trouble ridding yourself of bad habits or vices, maybe you've just been going about it from the wrong angle.
Maybe you're just not making enough pancakes.
I love Merlin Mann. And while he isn't a Master of Lent-ology, he does have a way of understanding how screwed up we can be when we're trying to fix how screwed up we are.
Hint: One is way more entertaining.