CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2000 |
To feel good and look good, Americans spend millions each year on everything from tummy tucks to health club memberships. Through it all the mantra is exercise and diet. Now, with the Christian penitential season of Lent fast approaching, millions of the faithful are preparing to go on a diet for God. The goal is not to lose weight or to indulge one's vanity but to practice a spiritual discipline--one that believers say sharpens their awareness of God and God's purpose in their lives.