WHATEVER YOU DO
DON'T STOP FOR LENTThis is the time when people try to give up something for Lent - which is good. But let's remember first of all that there is nothing we can do which would repay the great sacrifice Christ made for us on the Cross. Not a million prayers, a million candles, or a million flowers ... God does not need any of these "gifts" or sacrifices as repayment for His love for us. He is in no way diminished, lacking in any way, if we stop doing these things.
But we do them all the same. We do them as a sign of reverence, love, and respect. And I repeat - this is good.
Here's a short list of things we could do during Lent.
1 Give up something (chocolates) and give the proceeds to charity.
2 Do someone a good turn or a kindness.
3 Pray for someone without them knowing it. Just anyone, not only your loved ones. If you see an old person struggling as they shuffle along in the street, or you hear of someone with a problem or difficulty; just pray for them without their knowledge. Prayer is the greatest gift we can give and receive.
4 Give up TV (or music or other entertainment) for ten minutes (or more) and spend the time reading the Bible.
5 Finally a DON'T. Many people decide to give up their Christian Blog or website during Lent. I urge you not to. Whatever we write to spread the Good News on our Blogs is often the only opportunity for someone to read about God. Don't stop God's message during Lent or ever.