It is NEVER too late to start you Lenten Plan (unless I guess it is Easter Sunday). Check out these 5 Tech Savvy ideas if you are still contemplating how you'll Lent this year:
Have you decided how you will spend the next 40+ days living out the tenets of Lent – Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving? Sure, it began more than a few days ago, but honestly, it is never too late to devise and implement your Lenten plan. Most years I revise it as I move through the 40+ days. Every effort (no matter how small) we make, I am quite certain, the Lord (abundantly) blesses.
As your typical overachiever, I always have way more plans (or at least options) than I could ever balance or sustain. I suppose I just shoot high and contentedly settle for mid- to low results. It is my excitement with the outflowing of grace during this season that gets the planning juices flowing.
Here are just a few ...
Prayer Lectio Divina, even working through a few bible study books together. Recently, Kevin entered Diaconate formation in our diocese and we were introduced to the Liturgy of the Hours. Probably best to say, ‘reintroduced,’ although life-long Catholics, these magnificent prayers of the Church and for the Church, were never part of our prayer arsenal. We use the iBrievary app and website to pray the Evening Prayer together; while we try to recite it daily, we are going to make a special commitment during Lent to assure we do. Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Fasting Andy LaVallee and his team are sure doing good stuff to help bring it back in a powerful way!
Deciding how to share your gifts of time, treasure and talent – doesn’t come from a website or Android App – it comes from your heart. Through prayer and discernment, I have no doubt the Holy Spirit will guide you on how best to offer your gifts this Lent.
The quote,“Love isn’t love, until you give it away” attributed to Oscar Hammerstein II, came to mind as I contemplated how I would address almsgiving in this Lenten column. As I googled the quote’s origins, I came across this beautiful Reba McIntyre song. I decided it would make the perfect accompaniment to our pondering where God is calling us to show charity this Lent.
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First appeared as a TechTalk feature article on Catholicmom.com
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