Re: Fasting and giving things up for Lent
fasting is NOT required for those who are pregnant.
you MAY do so, as long as it does not harm you or the baby... but you absolutely are not required to.
i love beans. so yes it seems a bit odd that i "give up meat" and eat beans on Friday, but i have found that its partly a ......how to say this..
by forcing me to keep track of "oh, its friday. no meat" i am setting this day aside and having to think about it. if nothing else that has value.
Let me but put a Rosary around the neck of a sinner, and they shall not escape me....