My Thoughts and Plans for Lent 2021
I love Lent even though it can be a challenging time spiritually for me. As a Catholic, I tend to find more joy in preparing for Advent then Lent and it’ll be even more challenging this year as the pandemic continues. Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the rollout of vaccines. I also plan to make a conscience effort to make this Lent the best I can.
I’ve been trying to decide what to do this Lent. Do I give something up? Do I add something that will help me grow spiritually? Do I do both? What can we do as a family? What can we do for our toddlers even though they’re too young to understand a lot of what is going on during this church season?
One thing I’ve been trying to remember is not to try to do too many things at once. If I do this, I’ll get overwhelmed especially if I don’t keep up with it all the way I want. The first thing I am going to do is pray for God and ask Him for guidance in what I should do this Lent.
I’m trying to watch daily Mass online at least once a week. If you’re comfortable attending in person, than that would be even better but don’t beat yourself up if you’re not comfortable due to Covid.
Here are a few online resources for watching Mass online
I’m hoping to say the Rosary at least once a week. Here is my favorite resource for that: https://www.schooloffaith.com/daily-rosary-meditations
I’m doing a study on the book of Psalms with my sisterhood group that meets weekly.
For Kids & Families
Others choose to do something extra instead of giving something up for Lent or in addition to giving up something for Lent.
Regardless of what you choose to do or not do, make sure it will benefit you spiritually. It should be activities that help deepen your relationship with God and Jesus. These should be things that help you on your journey to celebrating Easter.
What is one thing you plan to do this Lent to prepare for the resurrection of our Lord? How do you plan to accomplish this?
The One Blessed Mama