In honor of the Christian season of Lent, I challenge people to give up religious tags. For 40 days and 40 nights, don’t call yourself a Christian, a Buddhist, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Jew or any other such thing. Just call yourself “a person”, or use your given name.
Heck, should we go even further? Maybe for Lent you could stop labeling your self a vegetarian, an Atheist, a Doctor, a Teacher, a Democrat …. Watch how often you are tempted to label yourself as something that gives you an enlarged notion of identity and security. Experiment with the insecurity of just being another animal on this planet.