Suggestions for a Lenten Sacrifice


Why not increase your capacity
for joy by giving up the things
that force joy out of your soul?

Give up resentment and
become more forgiving.

Give up hatred and
return good for evil.

Give up complaining and
be more grateful.

Give up pessimism and
become more hopeful.

Give up worry and
become more trusting.

Give up anger and
become more patient.

Give up pettiness and
become more noble.

Give up gloom and
become more joyful.

Lent: Discovering Joy
in a Solemn Season

Fr. John Catoir

Christophers News Notes, # 492
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