Season of Lent

Season of Lent

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Lent is a grace-filled time when we can look at our lives – in relation to God, to others and to ourselves. How often you hear people speak of fasting from this or that piece of food or drink. In Africa, people fast every day – but not by choice! Almsgiving is another feature of Lent – in Africa people, who have so little, share what they have with those less fortunate.
This Lent why not fast – from criticism of others, from idle gossip, from wasting time. You won’t lose weight but you will gain grace!
This Lent why not share some of what you have with those in greater need – be it through giving to St Vincent de Paul to help the needy here at home or give to a missionary cause, to help those in a different part of the world.

There are many books and pamphlets we can read at Lent to help us in our preparation for the great Easter feast. A friend sent this one to me. Click here for a reflection  for every day of Lent. Click on the particular date. Try it as an aid to your prayer. And ….. happy Lent!