During this time of Lent. Prayers, fasting and almsgiving. The times in my life I've chosen to participate in lent the hardest part for me is giving. I know this about myself. I haven't changed much. The tradition is strange and difficult. It causes turmoil. It could possibly be one of the most contentious things about Christianity, but it never gets discussed at all. A top secret, need to know topic? It creates shame, and grandiosity. Greed and envy. How can it be this topic manages to stay away from controversy.