Suggestions for Lent
Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and allow Him to make your heart and mind completely new. Get rid of your old self and distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt. However, rend your heart and not your garment and always overcome evil with good. Forget you exist when you say you love and search for a humble place amongst others. Take up your cross and follow the Lord:
Give up sin … come back to virtue and God’s Law.
Give up wrong habits and bad attachments … follow the path of the Lord to Calvary
Give up some of your pleasures and … exchange it for empathy and unity with the Lord at his Passion.
Give up time in front of the screens … fix your eyes on the Lord in the Bible and come for Adoration.
Give up your worries … trust in Providence
Give up discouragement … fix eyes on the Lord
Give up sadness … enjoy the beauty of the world around you
Give up pessimism … focus on seeing God’s care in your life
Give up self harm and obsessive thoughts … allow Jesus to love you
Give up grumbling … focus on gratitude
Give up being impetuous … learn to be patient
Give up bitterness … come back to forgiveness
Give up judging people … focus on gentleness and find out God’s love in your neighbour
Give up envy … embrace God’s gifts planted in your heart
Give up gossips … control how and what you say.
Give up a little bit from your comfortable life … be open to those who need you.
Give up your fear and tendency to compromise with what is wrong … protect the vulnerable and those at the peripheries: the unborn, those in danger of euthanasia, in danger of losing faith and moral vigour, the rejected, different or uneducated.