What Are You Giving up for Lent?

What are you giving up for Lent? When we hear this question, we register the “what” of Lent instead of the “why.” You see, the reason we forgo the things of this world is to open our hearts to the things beyond this world. When we say “no” to something inherently good, we have room to say “yes” to the Creator of good. When we sacrifice the earthly, we have more time for reaching the heavenly.

Join with our community at the Newman Center by replacing all of the good things we give up with two great things from God.

First, let’s commit to experiencing God’s mercy and love by making a sincere confession at least once during the 40 days. There’s confession on campus at the Newman Center, or you can go to a nearby parish.

Second, let’s choose daily this Lent to make the Word of God a part of our lives by reading the Bible every day (even if it’s just for 5 minutes) or joining a Lenten Bible study.

This Lent, let’s open our hearts to the grace that God delivers.

40 Days to Change Your Life

February 13 to March 30:

  1. Give up something good but not essential (e.g. give up television, not sleep).
  2. Invite Jesus to fill the place in your heart that was once occupied by what you’re giving up.
  3. Make a sincere Confession. Every Catholic Church in the Diocese of Tulsa will have Confession every Tuesday in Lent, 6-7p.
  4. Read the Bible for five weeks. Participate in a Bible study. Just fill out this card and return it to a FOCUS missionary, a peer minister, or Father Kerry.