I saw an ad on the Internet that said: “Don’t give up chocolate for Lent.” It’s only 44 days till Lent that begins on March 1st. Perhaps, too early to think about what you plan to give up. After all, you’re still working on breaking your New Year’s resolutions. Or, more likely you blew them off in the first week.
Giving things up might help us to have a meaningful Lent, but that’s not what Lent is really all about. Lent is about doing something—something bold to become a better husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter, friend, a better neighbor etc.
Lent is the perfect time to form new life-giving habits and abandon old self-destructive habits. But most of us just give up chocolate. Then, when Easter arrives, we realize we really haven’t grown spiritually since the beginning of Lent.
Lent is an opportunity to examine your life, give your struggles to God, and invite him to help you become the-best-version-of-yourself.
So the question we need to take time to reflect on before Lent begins is what do I need to change about myself in order to become the best version of myself?
What if this year you did more than just give up something during Lent? DO SOMETHING LIFE CHANGING!
I have attached the following “You Tube” presentation given by Tim Kibler. He is the founder of Charlotte Comfort Home, the hospice program that plans to renovate the abandoned St. Nicholas convent and restore the building to serve the needs of families In Wyoming County.
Please forward his presentation to everyone on your Facebook list so that more people will BE BOLD and generosity come forward to support this project.
Click forward to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaHfn1x_AIc