daily life doesn't stop just because Lent is here. The challenge
is to observe the spirit of Lent and perform the works of
Lent while living in a secular culture, to remain in the world
but not become a product of it.
It should not be enough to slide through Lent by just
observing the fast and abstinence laws. We should all undertake a Lenten
program, an inward cleansing and purification, for oneself and the family.
The program needs to be planned and organized. Ask the question: What
shall I and my family do this year for Lent? Goals and activities should
be realistic and reasonable.
The principal works of Lent can be divided into the following
- Fasting and Mortification
- Good Works