Dear Parishioners, Visitors, and Friends of Corpus Christi,
We began our Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. When we think back of the Lent we celebrated in our childhood, we probably remember the “giving up” of candy, sweets, movies or other things. It was more a time of sacrifice rather than a time of “doing something for others.” Fasting and the giving up of things are still very appropriate for it is part of the Christian tradition to discipline ourselves and to reflect on the value of sacrifice.
We should give up something which we like such as candy, coffee, dessert, maybe even alcohol, and take the money which we would normally spend and put it aside for others who face hunger in their daily lives. It could be put toward our “Operation Rice Bowl.” Lent is also that time when we should do something for someone else such as a person who is sick who might need a visit, a neighbor who needs some extra help, an office worker who could use a friend at lunch.
Think of the many things we could do and do them! May this Lent be a great time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. May it be a time of conversion for all of us.
Peace n' Good,