Some of you may have seen a post on FaceBook lately about Pope Francis' advice on what to give up for Lent. It is taken from a sermon he gave a few years ago, and has been boiled down significantly, but the advice is still very appropriate.
Here it is - what will you give up for Lent?
Give up hurting words and say kind words.
Give up sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Give up anger and be filled with patience.
Give up pessimism and be filled with hope.
Give up worries and trust in God.
Give up complaints and contemplate simplicity.
Give up pressures and be prayerful.
Give up bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
Give up selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Give up grudges and be reconciled.
Give up words and be silent so you can listen.
Come Sunday morning to church and together we will walk this Lenten journey.
God bless you!