We begin our second week of Lent. I already failed. I made commitments to Jesus for Lent and within the first few days I failed. The wonderful thing about Jesus is that He not only is patient with me, but He reassures me that He gives me the grace to try again.

The Transfiguration (Luke 9: 28-36)” by Fr. Jim Willig | heartoheartblog

“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” Luke 9:35    

In this coming Sunday’s Gospel reading, Jesus brings the Apostles Peter, James, and John up a mountain and they hear God say this about Him.
I hear God say this in my heart too, “Laura, listen to my Son.”

Lenten Season Begins - University of San Diego

A priest friend wrote this for his parish for Lent. I’m going to print it out and tape it up on my closet door in my room, so I see it every day. I want to listen to God’s Son through these commitments for Lent.
Maybe it will help you too.


Fast from judging others                     Feast on their goodness

Fast from thoughts of illness               Feast on God's healing

Fast from discontent                           Feast on gratitude

Fast from anger                                   Feast on patience

Fast from pessimism                           Feast on optimism

Fast from worry                                  Feast on divine order

Fast from bitterness                            Feast on forgiveness

Fast from self-concern                        Feast on compassion for others

Fast from discouragement                  Feast on hope

Fast from idle gossip                           Feast on purposeful silence

Fast from laziness                               Feast on commitment

Fast from suspicion                             Feast on truth

Fast from guilt                                    Feast on the mercy of God

Fast from self-criticism                       Feast on being created in God's image

Fast from scarcity                               Feast on sufficiency

Fast from complaining                        Feast on kind words and thoughts

Engage in Lenten Fasting and Feasting - for New Life and Resurrection
We can shift from scarcity to sufficiency, from complaint to commitment, from envy to gratitude.

Who Are You Listening To?” – Capital Church

Blessings of listening to God’s Son to you this week!