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Give Up Complaining for Lent

It’s Not Easy

It is so easy to fall into the habit of complaining. Try to give up complaining for Lent. To really not complain at all is more difficult than it sounds. So don’t complain about anything. At all. Really. Fast from complaints entirely.

If doing it for all of Lent seems to big a job to start with, try it for a week or even just one day.

Pessimism and complaining are not Christian. We were not made to be downcast, but to look up to heaven.

Pope Francis

And to stretch yourself, if you are tempted to complain, think of something to be grateful for instead. Make it something related to the thing you were about to complain about. So if you were about to complain about the traffic on the way to school, be grateful that you have transportation instead.

Give Up Complaining for Lent as a Family

Try to give up complaining for Lent as a family. You will be amazed at how it can transform your household. And no complaining if another member of the family complains. 🙂

More Lenten Ideas

Lent is a time to answer the call to conversion. Catholics practice self discipline by abstaining from meat on Fridays and making other small sacrifices. Giving alms and spending increased time in prayer are also traditional practices during this holy season. See more ideas here.

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