Lenten Ideas

Published on March 11, 2022


Maybe we could extend that idea a bit further.
Why not do some of these?


  1. Fast from anger and hatred, give your family an extra dose of love each day.
  2. Fast from judging others. Before making judgments, recall how we wish God to overlook our faults.
  3. Fast from discouragement. Hold on to Jesus’ promise that he has a mission for us in life. (Whatever you give up for Lent, don’t let it be hope.)
  4. Fast from complaining. When you find yourself about to complain, stop, recall some of the good things that happened to you in your life.
  5. Fast from resentment and bitterness. Work on forgiving those who have hurt you.
  6. Fast from spending too much money on yourself. Reduce your personal spending and spend instead on the poor, e.g. through Trócaire.