The following is an article authored by Sister Janet Schaeffler and is used with her permission.
We will be posting her ideas for lent weekly throughout lent. To see the entire article use the link below:
Each year prior to and during Lent, our minds turn to, “what will we do; what will we give up?”
Instead of giving up, why not put something in … something that will take hold and stay with us for the rest of our lives – since Lent is about change/conversion. Remember that real penance is to live life well: to be the mercy and peace of God toward others.
In the next weeks forty ideas will be suggested. Try one for a day, a week, or for the remainder of Lent.
Here are the first seven:
1. You read/heard the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent, reflect on the Spirit driving Jesus to the desert, what is the Spirit driving you, dragging you, to do this Lent? Lent is about God calling us, not us deciding … but what God wants of us.