A Review of
40 Days of Decrease:
A Different Kind of Hunger.
A Different Kind of Fast.
Alicia Britt Chole
The more there is of us, the less there is of God!—Eugene Peterson
“What are you giving up for Lent?”
According to Morgan Lee at Christianity Today, a 2015 OpenBible.info twitter poll of more than 400,000 respondents (with serious and cynical tweets) cited “school, chocolate, Twitter itself, alcohol, and social networking as the top five fasts for Lent”[i] And when categorizing all tweets in hierarchical order according to the seven most deadly sins, the following list resulted:
- Gluttony (fast food, sweets, chips, coffee)
- Greed (shopping)
- Sloth (sleep)
- Wrath (being mean, swearing)
- Envy (complaining)
- Pride (cell phone, selfies)[ii]