It’s not too late to prepare for Lent! What are the traditional practices for individuals, couples and families during Lent? How can I help make this Lent memorable and fruitful for my family? What are some ideas for commitments to pray, fast and give alms? Do I have to give up something I enjoy for Lent? How do I know if what I give up or take-on for Lent is enough to truly enter into the desert with Christ? What does it mean to ‘extend oneself’ during Lent?
We’re really trying to help our kids and family to have a good lent; and that’s where I experience resistance… because it’s a lot of work! -Kari
Lent is about extending ourselves: in our relationship to God, in restraining ourselves and in love toward others. That’s prayer, fasting and almsgiving. -Tom
The Currans prepare for the upcoming season of Lent by talking about their commitments to pray, fast and give alms. Tom shares a story about receiving generosity when deserving the opposite. Kari talks about spring, Fat Tuesday and the celebration of feast days during Lent.