Go ahead! Give up the sweets for Lent!



Go ahead! Give up the sweets for Lent! 

But just don't stop there...

While fasting is a necessary part of Lent, its not the only component...Lent is a three- legged stool composed of prayer, fasting and almsgiving (performing acts of charity).

1.  So go ahead and fast. Abstain from your favorite foods. Deny yourself.  

Why? Because when you hunger..you can embrace the words of Jesus...Man shall not live on bread alone...but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matt 4:4)...

2.  So...get to know what comes from the mouth of God. Study God's word. Pray.  And pray more. Listen to holy music. Lift your heart and your soul to God...

3.  And give...because when you deny yourself...by fasting, eating lighter meals, giving up the Starbucks coffee, the chocolate shake, the dinner out... you can donate the money you save...or you can volunteer the time you gain...

No matter the amount. Just do it. Give it away. Help someone else.

Abandon yourself. Put others first. Each day. Love...just a little bit more.  

And there you have it. 

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving....the 3 tenets of Lent...all wrapped up into a simple, focused agenda. 


Wishing you a blessed Lent as we prepare to celebrate the greatest mystery of all time...

What about you?  How will you observe Lent? Why?







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