My softer thought for you this week is simply to have an open mind and heart when it comes to Lent. Regardless of your religious beliefs or faith, this is an excellent time of year as Spring begins to blossom to embrace a new practice, habit, an act of generosity. And it’s never to late to start. Today could be day 1 of your 40 days.
Lent for many seems to be 40 days of deprivation. 40 days without chocolate in order to be more Christ-like or without caffeine to deepen our relationship with God. It’s no surprise I think there is a softer way. Dare I say, a way that may make more lasting and significant change in your life or the life of others…to be gracious to ourselves and others.