March 8. The Nkosis sat together at the beginning of Lent to discuss how they could fast and make their acts of love and sacrifice. “Let us have a family fast day once a week,” Amy suggested. “But we should really also give the food we would have eaten to a poor or homeless family, as well as some clothes.” “I don’t know if I could do more than that,” Bruce added. “On this International Women’s Day let us pray about that, to help us choose meaningful acts of love and sacrifice.” Mom said.
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house, when you see the naked to cover him and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Isaiah 58;1-9.
Pope Francis: The temptation to theorise about mercy can be overcome to the extent that our daily life becomes one of participation and sharing. MM20
Download a Family Lenten Calendar www.marfam.org.za/lenten-calendar-acts-of-love-and-sacrifice/