Ash Wednesday Idea: Beat Guilt This Lent — Literally

Politics Daily:

In an age when boosting self-esteem is seen as the answer to every problem, the idea of physically punishing oneself to expiate guilt is a notion that borders on the medieval.

But just in time for Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season of penance, new research shows that some form of “mortification of the flesh”– the old-fashioned term for inflicting physical discomfort for spiritual growth — can in fact alleviate feelings of guilt.

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