Lenten penance

It’s Lent again and for Catholics, such as myself, it’s a time for penance. This traditionally meant abstinence from meat flesh and fasting. We are also encouraged to abstain from other things we like as a form of penance during the the forty days between Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday. This time, I’m abstaining from chocolate snacks. And people who know me knows that I love chocolate goodies. This is going to be a tough challenge.

In years past, I also drew/digitally-painted religious images nearing Holy Week as a sort of offering to the Lord. I’m planning to do the same this year but I’m going to be more ambitious by doing more than just one image. I’m thinking of drawing the 14 Stations of the Cross which was something I’ve been wanting to complete for a long time now. Alternatively, I’m thinking of drawing Parables, Beatitudes, one of the Mystery-grouping of the Rosary.

I still haven’t started drawing any religious art because of other things I wanted to finish drawing first. But now that’s done, I can finally start with this in the coming days. Let’s see if I can accomplish this goal this time.

Published in: on February 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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