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What Are You Giving Up for Lent in 2013?

Feb. 13, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lent. What are you sacrificing?

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, makes up the most venerated days in the Christian calendar. Feb. 13, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lenten season when Christians are asked to prepare for the resurrection of Jesus Christ through repentance, prayer, atonement and self-denial.

More: Find Ash Wednesday and Lent services in Hartland by checking the Hartland Patch events calendar.

It has become common for many Christians to sacrifice one vice they have during the Christian liturgical season.

So, what are you giving up this Lent? Really addicting reality TV? Chocolate? Alcohol? Words with Friends? Or, have you decided to give up an inner bad habit, such as negativity or jealousy?

Is Lent about steadfast dedication to giving something up, or just a time to be more mindful of one's good—and bad—habits?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

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