Just a week to go until we will be celebrating “Fat Tuesday” and preparing for forty-some days of greater discipline and hopefully greater progress in our Christian lives.
See what I previously posted about “giving up excuses” this Lent – at this link.
One concrete recommendation: don’t tell others what you are giving up for Lent. Think about what Jesus said in the gospel: “When you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites… that their fasting may be seen by men…. When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:16-18).