Baby Steps

When we consider our service obligation during Lent, perhaps we should step back a bit. Consider “baby steps.” Don’t get me wrong, if you want to end world hunger, stop war and bring world peace, or cure cancer please go ahead. But for the rest of us small acts of kindness and charity can have a huge effect.

Think about helping an elderly neighbor with her groceries, a personal note to someone who is grieving, reconnecting with an old friend, or a million other small steps, that can become habits, that can become ways of life.

Sometimes we forget to begin with the fundamentals, before we play in the big game. Lent is about those fundamentals.

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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