Hello Catholic Match "Forumers"!
I just wanted to put something out there and see what other Catholics think of Abstinence. I am a Traditional Catholic and I follow the traditional rules of the Catholic Church, which includes abstaining from meat on every Friday of the year, not just in Lent.
When I go out to eat or something with friends on a Friday, and I won't order or eat anything with meat, it raises the question, and when I tell them I don't eat meat on Friday, they look at me like I have lobsters crawling out of my ears! Lol! There's usually one person who will make the obvious statement: It's not Lent.
They just can't believe that I go without eating meat every Friday of the year, like it's that much of a sacrifice that it's just unthinkable.
So I just wanted to see what other Catholics on here think of Abstinence from meat on Fridays, or if I'm the only one that follows this anymore. (Not that it will matter in the slightest if I am, I'll still do what I know is right.)
I do not eat meat EVERY Friday, not just in Lent. Also, things that you do in Lent should be continued. Things that we do or give up in Lent are intended to be continued to improve us. We shouldn't just give up drinking soft drinks during Lent, and then go back to them after Lent is over, in my opinion, especially if it is good for you.
My two cents...