15 Last Minute Ideas for Lenten Sacrifices (from Twitter)

15 Last Minute Ideas for Lenten Sacrifices (from Twitter) March 6, 2019
Thorns colored purple (Kristina Flour on Unsplash CC0)
(Kristina Flour on Unsplash CC0)

All of us adult Catholics probably now have a habit of giving up something for Lent or doing something extra to grow spiritually. We should offer a little sacrifice to unite ourselves with Jesus and to prepare for Holy Week. Some people have the same thing they give up every year but those of us who vary year to year can sometimes get tot the last minute before we have our resolutions nailed down.

I jokingly posted about offering up eating kale every day (as I dislike it).

On a more serious note I asked for ideas for things to give up or add on for Lent and my friends and followers gave some great suggestions (over 250 suggestions).

Giving up for Lent

A few want to give up addictive substances.

This man is giving up meat completely.

Several had variations on giving up social media.

limiting TV during Lent.

Simplifying food.

Giving up one thing you own permanently every day of Lent.

Adding on for Lent

Resolving to get to daily Mass.

Adding the Liturgy of the Hours.

Early rising to get prayer time in.

Several people mentioned this new book by Sr. Theresa Aletheia, FSP.

Another interesting book to read for Lent.

A third option if you are looking for a book for Lent.

Making a new space to pray in the house.

Make Your Lenten Resolution Today

I hope these ideas help you come up with a last minute resolution. If not, 200 people posted what they are giving up in this thread so there may be other ideas for you there. Each of us should do something in Lent that makes us more like Jesus calls us to be. It’s good to decide right at the beginning of Lent so we don’t end up a week in still deciding on our resolution.

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