Sunday, March 8, 2009

Guest Post from Laura at Catholic Teacher's Musings

To my family, and many other Christians, the season of Lent is possibly the most important time of year. Growing up as a Lutheran, our family always practiced the "no meat on fridays" and each of us always made some sort of small sacrifice for 40 days and 40 nights. Our family still follows these practices, but we also try to make it even more of a point to remember Christ during this most HOLY of times during the Christian calendar.
That is why I am so thrilled to share with you a guest post from the brillant and always profound Laura, at
Catholic Teacher's Musings on the topic of Lent.

St. Anthony Messenger Press publishes a bulletin called
Catholic Update. Our church doesn't distribute it, but whenever I'm in a church that does, I grab one.
The ideas and messages are short (love that), clear (love that too), and meaningful (yup love that too).
January's issue listed all sorts of day by day Lenten ideas with biblical references.
Read on for my favorites....
The Closet: Throw away or give away (better) three unneeded items each week for the remainder of Lent. (Mt 25: 31-46)
An Unwelcome Guest: Choose a day to pray for the well-being of your least favorite person.
(Mt 5:43-48)
Water glass: For the believer, the glass is always 1/2 full. Place a half full glass of water in eyesight as a reminder that God is for us. (Mk 9:2-10)
Neighbors: Loving neighbors is a choice. Take a day to do a kindness for a shut-in or lonely person. (Mk 12:29-39)
Medicine Chest: Clean out your medicine chest of outdated cures. Pray for God to strengthen your faith while you do it. (Lk 4:24-30)
Today's News Read the news. Choose a few people who are performing good works in the world and/or living the Catholic Social Teachings. Pray for them by name. ( Jn 10:31-42)
Water tap: On Good Friday fast from water for the hours of the crucifixion. Jesus said, "I thirst" and he received nothing. (Jn 13: 1-15)

I'm getting started on "The Closet" today. I plan to leave a bag there (in my walk-in) for the remainder of Lent and start cleaning out the clutter. I hope the de-cluttering will result in a calmer and nicer version of me.

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BoufMom9 said...

Thank you so much for guest posting Laura.
This is a fantastic post and a great reminder of all we can do not just during the Lenten season, but throughout the year.

Laura said...

Thank you- I have have never visited this blog before.
It's quite attractive.
(This post looks better on YOUR blog!)

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Tabitha and Family said...

These are great ideas!! Thank you for following us!

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