Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Consider the similarities between New Year's Resolutions and Lenten promises. What did you resolve to do on January 1? Lose weight? Get a new job? Stop Smoking? Spend more time with family? Or . . .?
Are you still keeping the resolutions? How long did it take to break them?
Last year did you give up something for Lent? Did you say you would give up chocolate? Smoking? Swearing? Soda? Or . . .?
Did you make it through the season? How long did it take to break your promise?
This year I want to try something different...