When we come up with our Lenten sacrifices, they can easily end up a little bit self-serving at the same time.
We give up "eating out." But, well, we wanted to save some money (or calories) anyway. We give up smoking, but we know we shouldn't be smoking so much anyway. We give up Facebook, but we know we spend too much time on Facebook already. Etc.
These aren't bad Lenten sacrifices. But there is an easy way to make such a sacrifice even better.
Take the money you would have spent on eating out or smoking or whatever it is and…give it away instead. Take the time you would have spent doing those things and instead spend that time in prayer. And rather than thinking about your own...READ MORE