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Old 03-11-2019, 05:24 PM
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The kind of promise made for Lent isn't the kind of promise that God would be angered by a failure of. In my tradition we have strict fasts 49% of the year, including Lent, and to be perfect keeping the fasts is known to be a dangerous source of pride. Sometimes it is made a requirement of a person to break the fast, so as to break their pride.

God will not be let down if you fail. He understands that these things are so very difficult and He is so very compassionate towards us sinners. Our willingness means a lot to Him and His grace is sufficient for our shortfallings. Forgiveness is given infinitely to those who forgive.
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