My wife works two days a week at a needlepoint store. One of a co-workers, a Presbyetrian, for the last two years had skipped lunch for Lent. She didn't this year because she felt it put pressure on the other ladies because they hated to ask her to take her turn in going out to get lunch and bringing it back since she was not eating lunch.
At mass yesterday , the young priest told the congregation that a man had told him he gave up soft-drinks for Lent and the man had become grumpy an ill-tempered with his family. The priest praised the man saying what we give up during Lent should "hurt."
I guessed I missed the point as did my wife.