Lenten Update

With Easter Sunday quickly approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about my Lenten discipline—did it do what I intended it to do? Giving up social media has definitely created greater time for reflection in my life; although I was able to find other ways to procrastinate besides just being on my phone. Not having access to my social media accounts made me aware of just how dependent I am on it to see what is going on in my friend’s lives. Since the start of Lent, I’ve spent more time reaching out to friends to hear about what is going on in their lives rather than just going to their Instagram page. This has been a time for me to re-examine how I create and foster connections in my life, and through reading devotionals with Our Bible App, also re-examine how I go about strengthening my relationship with God. While the expected outcomes I had ended up being a little different, I still feel strengthened in my relationships with others and with God.

Maria Pellicier, NYU’20