Congrats Christians…you’re halfway through the Lenten season.
Not sure what Lent is? You’re not alone.
I would like to give something to Lent but i don’t know who that is
— Joseph Friend (@MusicJoeyD) March 1, 2017
Lent, which is observed by Christians around the globe, is the 40-day period before Easter. During this season, many Christians give up a bad habit or luxury.
What each person sacrifices is up to them, but there’s one thing all observers (are supposed to) drop hard: meat on Fridays. Thats right… can’t eat it.
I’m apologize for the instigation that I may have initiated, I forgot God told us to abstain from beef during lent.
— kai (@kaixcx) March 10, 2017
And for some, it can be a long 40 days.
For everyone taking part in lent; stay strong❤️❤️
— jayde (@jaydehastings) March 2, 2017
Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season, varies each year. So it’s no surprise the observance creeps up on people.
When it’s literally a week into Lent, and someone asks you what you’re giving up: pic.twitter.com/ah8b4yPjZ9
— Common Catholic Girl (@comcatholicgrl) March 8, 2017
I gave up the concept of linear time for Lent, so all this is very sudden.
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) March 6, 2017
Some don’t make it far.
So another year and I only made it the first half of Lent without swearing. Welp. There’s always next year damn it.
— Jill Louden (@soccerjill) April 19, 2014
okay, i cheated on lent and had glory days.. sue me
— eowyn campbell (@eowyn_campbell) March 24, 2014
Gave up candy and desserts for lent and I’m currently eating a m&m Mcflurry.. #thatlastedlong
— Kenz☀️ (@kenzz_2) March 6, 2014
And others don’t even bother.
I wouldn’t give up dip for lent if Jesus descended from heaven and asked me personally
— cool andre (@PokemonPowell) March 6, 2014
Some get creative with their sacrifices.
I’m giving up abbreviations for lent this year. Laugh out Loud
— Forrest Harding (@ForrestHarding4) March 9, 2017
me: so i gave up drama for lent
rachel maddow: i have trump’s tax returns
— joe malunda™ (@maloonds) March 14, 2017
Others are simply here to take advantage of the situation.
I’m trying to keep the universe in balance by over indulging in the things other people are giving up for lent
— Dumb Beezie (@dumbbeezie) March 7, 2017
Brendan gave up twitter for lent so now I can tweet all the bad pictures I want to
— AntsinmyeyesJohnson (@_smokinoken) March 20, 2014
But most importantly for Twitter, Lent is here to give us all a few laughs.
@emadds7 gives up dfmos for lent and is rewarded with mono 👍😂
— ṃѧԀ_doge (@maddiegascar21) March 13, 2015
(*DFMO = “Dance floor make-out.” Thanks, Urban Dictionary.)
gave up fast food for lent but got Wendy’s for lunch.. hit a pole in the drive through & broke my car mirror. I have felt the wrath of God
— Hannah (@HannahMcGrath7) March 13, 2017
McDonalds is amazing. Not only do they sell fish during lent, but they make sure it tastes like shark poo so that it’s still a sacrifice.
— Ben Maerzke (@LordHaveMaerzke) March 14, 2013
Think my body is adjusting to this whole lent thing. The headache I usually get around this time of day is actually manageable today
— ML$ VINE STAR (@Morgan_Green) February 28, 2012
Lent in a nutshell 😂😂 – Alex Crone pic.twitter.com/ZWJZIi2jiE
— Natalie (@N_Rudiii) March 6, 2014