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Lenten Abstinence

Ever since my wife Eileen and I were first married we made Friday night our date night. We nearly always went to a decent restaurant to enjoy good food and wonderful company. When our children came along, they became part of that experience and learned how to be part of the dining and sharing. An important part of that date for me was often having a good, medium-rare steak. This made the Lenten Friday abstinence difficult for me. About mid-Lent I was asking myself, “Why do I continue to follow this challenging regimen?” Here are …

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