Side by Side – Day 3 “Mind Your Business”

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It’s not always about WHAT we do, but HOW we do it. As the father of two teenagers I must remind my children to not allow their face to show how angry they are when asked to do something that isn’t in line with their current plans.

Today’s reading from Isaiah is pretty clear we have to watch how we present ourselves with what we give up, or choose to do, in our fasting and almsgiving for Lent. This also includes the need to put away our selfishness not tell everyone all the details of how hard Lent is, but instead share it’s beauty to make you anew.

All of our actions should be a reflection of the person Christ is calling us to be even in our sacrifice. Don’t compare yourself to others and certainly don’t draw attention to yourself for how you are offering yourself to God… Mind Your Business.