Sorry if these have been answered before…
At the start of Lent, I decided to give up cigars because I smoke them every day. But then I read that I should be giving up something that is taking away time with God i.e. prayer, and it doesn’t seem like smoking cigars falls in to that category. What do you think?
Does the Church even ask people to give something up? All I’ve read is that the Church encourages people to fast during Lent, which I’m doing (only water during the day, one meal in the evenings etc.), along with abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. I’m not eating meat on any Friday.