Today marks the first day of Lent, the time when we prepare for Easter. A time of increased prayer and increased giving. A time of sacrifice. I thought about what to give up for Lent. Excess was the first word that came to mind. Give up the excess. I googled the word.
1. an amount of something that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable.
2. lack of moderation in an activity, especially eating or drinking.
3. exceeding a prescribed or desirable amount.
PERFECT! Enough truly is enough.
In addition to giving up the excess, DO MORE, GIVE MORE, LISTEN MORE. That doesn't seem much of a sacrifice, more like something I SHOULD be doing. Give, donate, do more…for the Church, for the Community, for my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, people I meet or pass by everyday. I know there is so much more I can do. There is so much more I want to do. What about you?