“Not much more to say other than I am more convinced than ever that it is engagement with God rather than abstinence which makes the difference. One creates the platform for the other.” More
I resonate with this comment. I decided to work on my inappropriate language during Lent. About 1/2 way through I found that God was challenging me on my attitudes to others as well as the effect my words have on others positively and negatively. The focus came off the occasional bad word and onto what springs from my heart. If you look legalistically at my lent then I failed, as the occasional word still slips through. But looking wider, I believe that God has worked in my life and that is what really counts.