I’ve been giving this a lot of thought – “What should I do to make lent special?” I don’t want to simply go through the motions over the next forty days and not be any better/different at Easter. Giving up chocolate, for me, would be a sacrifice, but would it help me to grow in holiness? Hmmm.
What are some practices/spiritual practices that will make me a better person or help me to grow closer to the Lord?
fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays as Mother Mary requested in her Medjugorje messages** reading scripture more often – more prayerfully – meditating upon it**doing more acts of kindness for others**spending more time in adoration or at daily mass**praying the rosary as a family/reading bible stories together**reading a good spiritual book**eating more simply – trying dishes popular in less affluent countries**pinching pennies at the store, and putting the savings in the poor box**visiting my elderly grandmother more often**working on getting my children (and myself) to pick up after themselves better so that our home may be more serene
I think I’m going to type up a checklist for myself and do at least one of these practices a day. Then, hopefully & prayerfully, I will be a better servant of God after these 40 days have passed!
What are your plans for lent? I’d love to hear your ideas!