Here is Father Jim Martin, SJ, Cultural Editor of America Magazine with a word on what to take on this Lent.
Two words: "Be Kind."
This is much better than giving up chocolates. But it pretty well sums up the heart of the Gospel.
He says there are three ways to Be Kind:
- Don't be a jerk.
- Honor the absent.
- Give people the benefit of the doubt.
The First Saturday in Lent
September 25, 2012