Friday, March 05, 2010

Lenten Reflection

If you have stopped doing something for this season of Lent, you have made it through 14 of 40 days. Congratulations! Maybe you have messed up a few times or maybe you didn't realize it was going to be as hard as it is, but keep going.

The hope, however, is that you have started doing something as well. We hope that you have placed an emphasis on scripture, began reading a book, spending more time in prayer, or serving in some way. Jesus is about change, as Scott just blogged about. I found a great reflection that highlights what Jesus can do in your life and in mine.

Give up complaining——focus on gratitude.

Give up pessimism——become an optimist.

Give up harsh judgments——think kindly thoughts.

Give up worry——trust Divine Providence.

Give up discouragement——be full of hope.

Give up bitterness——turn to forgiveness.

Give up hatred——return good for evil.

Give up negativism——be positive.

Give up anger——be more patient.

Give up pettiness——become mature.

Give up gloom——enjoy the beauty that is all around you.

Give up jealousy——pray for trust.

Give up gossiping——control your tongue.

Give up sin——turn to virtue.

Give up giving up——hang in there!

- Kyle

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