I didn’t want to repeat the problems with last year’s Lent fast, where I was enmeshed with legalism and others felt like they needed to accommodate me.
I made it simple: no snacks. I eat at meals and that’s it.
I allowed myself exceptions only to avoid creating a burden on others. Because of that, I did break the fast four times.
But the good thing is nobody realized I did a fast until it was over. Not even my wife. That’s a good Lent fast.
Maybe next year I’ll devise a better fast that needs no exceptions?