Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Lenten Reflection

Today is, Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. I received this today in the weekday email, Joy Notes, I receive from Sister Patricia. It seems to go well with what I've been writing lately, so here it is.

A Lenten Reflection

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!

> Poor Clare Sisters

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