What to Give Up for Lent

The following is an entry from The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book:

The inspirational newsletter Apple Seeds shared the following reflection from EWTN.com about what to give up for Lent this year:

“Give up complaining—focus on gratitude.
“Give up pessimism—become an optimist.
“Give up harsh judgments—think kindly thoughts.
“Give up worry—trust Divine Providence.
“Give up discouragement—be full of hope.
“Give up bitterness—turn to forgiveness.
“Give up hatred—return good for evil.
“Give up anger—be more patient.
“Give up pettiness—become mature.
“Give up jealousy—pray for trust.
“Give up gossiping—control your tongue.
“Give up sin—turn to virtue.
“Give up giving up—hang in there!”

Don’t be daunted by any of these goals. Just ask Jesus to be your support as you become the person He created you to be.

Bear fruit worthy of repentance. (Matthew 3:8)

Help me grow closer to You, Jesus.

RELATED: Why “Star Wars” Reminds Me of Ash Wednesday

Elizabeth Scalia: The Big Book of Lent and Easter

"What was the name of the gentleman you were speaking to on CHristopher Closeup Sunday ..."

Jimmy Kimmel Deserves an Emmy For ..."
"What a great article! Always loved the chracter and how it was developed from the ..."

The Catholic Church (and the Jesuits) ..."
"I loved the show and Father Francis John Patrick Mulcahy S.J played by the actor ..."

The Catholic Church (and the Jesuits) ..."
"What a great tribute to a fine actor. As a Catholic I was never more ..."

The Catholic Church (and the Jesuits) ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment