Monday, February 11, 2008

Daily Lenten Meditation

Each day in Lent I will post a meditation from one of our parishioners.  Their names are not listed to protect their privacy.

I found this on the internet and think it's  a great reminder of what Lent is all about, and a great way to re-think how we spend it.  I hope you like it, too.

1. Fast from anger and hatred. Give your family an extra dose of love each day.

2. Fast from judging others. Before making judgments, recall how Jesus overlooks our faults.

3. Fast from discouragement. Hold on to Jesus’ promise that he has a perfect plan for your life (Jer. 29:11).

4. Fast from complaining. When you find yourself about to complain, close your eyes and recall some of the little moments of joy Jesus has given you.

5. Fast from resentment or bitterness. Work on forgiving those who may have hurt you.

6. Fast from spending too much money. Try to reduce your spending by ten percent and give these savings to the poor.