Lenten Theme “No act of virtue can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others. So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh continually, if you do no good to others, you do nothing great.”
This year as we enter the Lenten season as a stewardship parish, let us focus on giving and kindness. The idea of “paying it forward” is simply performing acts of kindness with no intention of receiving anything in return. In the spirit of the Gospel mandate “Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands--all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you." Let us make the attempt to respond to a person's kindness to us by being kind in turn to someone else. Whatever you choose to do – a simple act of kindness, forgiveness, consideration – should be done solely out of the goodness of your heart with no thought of repayment. Every Sunday during Lent, we invite you to post “paying it forward” acts on the board in the back of both churches.