In the tradition of the church, the season of Lent was observed through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
It isn't as if the Middle East needed another complication. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen -- now Terry Jones? Rev. Jones is a fringe pastor in Gainesville, Florida, who spent about 30 years as a missionary in Europe.
I recall a discussion once with a friend about the different kinds of needs that existed within our own community.
Are you giving something up for Lent? What and why?
The point of Lent is not denial.