Good works deal with two kinds of actions: perfection
of our daily duties and perfection of charity toward others.
Our daily duties include our job as a spouse, as a parent,
as a child, as a worker or student. We need to strive to do our best in
these capacities, even if that means being more patient, more cheerful,
more efficient, more charitable, less critical, less gossiping, or less
backbiting. We need to make the most of the time we are given each day;
we should not waste time. This is the positive area of our Lenten program.
We should work on virtues, like obedience, charity, humility, chastity
We should examine ourselves regarding our daily duty
at work, at home and how we use the personal time that we have. Many of
us postpone or procrastinate personal jobs, prayer and reading for some
other time. But NOW is the time to make the best of our daily duty.
and Spiritual Works of Mercy