Spiritual Disciplines for the Lenten Season
from a sermon given by the Rev. Les Pettit on March 1, 2015
DISCONTINUE grumbling! Instead, “In everything give thanks.”
TRY putting down your Cell Phone! And then make use of that time listening for the small, still voice of God.
STOP focusing on other people’s worst attributes! As a replacement, concentrate on their best points.
DO NOT speak unkindly of others! Rather, let your speech be generous and understanding.
HAND OVER your worries and anxieties to Jesus! They’re too heavy for you to carry anyway.
ABSTAIN FROM watching TV one evening a week! As an alternative, visit someone who’s lonely or sick.
QUIT judging others by appearances and by the standards of the world! As a substitute, learn to give yourself up to God.
ABANDON speaking unkindly! And in its place, let your speech be generous and understanding.
GIVE UP your hatred of anyone or anything! Instead, learn the discipline of love, as Jesus has taught us.