LENT: Give up Pick up


Lent starts next Wednesday, when we'll be getting our Ashes on. We here at the Reverb Culture community are launching a "Give Up Pick Up" campaign to set the tone and get into the penitential spirit of Lent. Mostly when Catholics think of Lent they think of giving up chocolate or some other luxury (beer). Giving something up is good, but it is also beneficial to add something or, say, "pick up" something for Lent such as a spiritual practice or devotion, increasing prayer time, or com mitting to a work of charity.

So we want to hear from you! What are you going to give up and pick up for Lent this year? Send us your video saying who you are, where you're from, and what you are giving up and picking up to reverbculture@gmail.com. We'll compile all the videos into a sweet montage for Lent, plus you'll get to hear all the unique ideas people have to get their penance on.

Follow this format when sending your video:
"Hello/Hey/Hi/Hola I am ____________ I'm from ____________
and I am giving up ______________ and picking up ___________ for Lent."

Send it to reverbculture@gmail.com 
***The video MUST be under 15 seconds.

Check out these great examples:


540 Jesus' temptation reveals the way in which the Son of God is Messiah, contrary to the way Satan proposes to him and the way men wish to attribute to him. This is why Christ vanquished the Tempter for us: "For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sinning." By the solemn forty days of Lent, the Church unites herself each year to the mystery of Jesus in the desert.

1438 The seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday in memory of the death of the Lord) are intense moments of the Church's penitential practice. These times are particularly appropriate for spiritual exercises, penitential liturgies, pilgrimages as signs of penance, voluntary self-denial such as fasting and almsgiving, and fraternal sharing (charitable and missionary works).