Friday, March 15, 2019

Things To Give Up During Lent

Dear Parishioners,

A friend of ours sent this to my wife. I thought I would share it. We often look for things to give up during Lent. Here are some ideas that I think everyone can use to better themselves during this time of penance, almsgiving, and charity.

Do you want to fast this Lent?
Here are words of Pope Francis…

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with patience.
Fast from worries and have trust in God.
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

Happy Lent!
Deacon Steve