We're not even two weeks into Lent, but in our impatient world it seems long enough already.
Let's look at Lent as a private retreat, a time to think a little less about ourselves and a little more about God. How about this way of looking at prayer, fasting, and almsgiving:
instead of asking God for something, say a prayer for someone who needs it, whether you know them or not.
for just one day, let's curb one of our appetites (a soft drink or an extra helping) and think about someone who has much less than we have.
let's put someone else first, giving a little extra of ourselves to one of our friends or family members.