You don’t have to be afraid of change. You don’t have to worry about what’s been taken away. Just look to see what’s been added.
— Jackie Greer
Lent is a time of change, and way too often we concentrate on what has been taken away — oatmeal raisin cookies, a glass of wine, social media, Television, etc.
Instead we should be focused on what has changed for the better and what have we added to our life — the calm brought on by meditation, the friend we had been missing through prayer, the feeling of community with our neighbors through service, and/or the physical well being brought on by our sacrifice.
When you hear a friend or family member grumbling about Lent, remind them to “look to see what has been added.”