Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lenten Sacrifices and Giving

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. For Christians Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of preparation for Holy Week and Easter, traditionally parked by prayer, fasting and alms giving.

A very old Lenten practice is to fast or give-up something for Lent and to donate the money that you would have spent on the item or activity. As a family, we are going to have two meatless days a week for Lent. Contrary to my big guy's suggestion, we are not going to replace meat with Salmon or crab legs, but with rice and beans, or a vegetable soup. We are going to try to live more simply this Lent and donate the money we save to Reece's Rainbow, to help bring children with disabilities from institutions into families.

When you make your Lenten Sacrifices, as you fill your mite box or rice bowl, please consider donating those funds to an organization that works with orphans.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great minds think alike. We're doing something very similiar. I was going to give up chocolate for lent and then I got this idea of instead of giving up chocolate, I'd work extra overtime hours and give up some overtime money to help out a Reeces Rainbow family by donating anonymously to their FSP.