Pope Francis Advice for Lent

For Lent Pope Francis gives 15 simple concrete acts of charity and concrete love:

  1. Smile, the Christian is always happy!
  2. Be thankful (even when you don’t have to do it).
  3. Remind the other how much you love him/her.
  4. Compliment with happiness the people that you see every day!
  5. Listen to the other story with love and without judgement!
  6. Stop to help. Be attentive to those who need you.
  7. Encourage and support someone!
  8. Recognized the success and qualities of the other.
  9. Separate what you don’t need and give to those in need.
  10. Help someone so he/she can rest.
  11. Correct with love; Don’t keep quiet because you are afraid.
  12. Be sensitive with those near you!
  13. Clean what you dirty at home.
  14. Help others to overcome their obstacles.
  15. Call and visit your parents.

 

The Best Way to Fast!

  • Fast from negative words; say positive good words.
  • Fast from unhappiness; fill yourself with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger; fill yourself with goodness and patience.
  • Fast from pessimism; fill yourself with hope and optimism.
  • Fast from being preoccupied; fill yourself with hope in God.
  • Fast from complaining; fill yourself with simple things of life.
  • Fast from being tense; fill yourself with prayers.
  • Fast from being hurt and sadness; fill your heart with happiness.
  • Fast from selfishness; fill yourself with compassion for others.
  • Fast from lock of forgiveness; fill yourself with reconciliation.
  •  Fast from words, fill yourself with silence; so you can hear others…

 

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