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What We Can Do This Lent To Bring Us Closer To Jesus

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Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance and prayer. It is a season for reflection and preparing oneself for Easter. Remember when we were kids we were asked to give up something for Lent , And most of the time we said we could give up candy, soda or gum and that was fine has kids, but what do we do has adults at lent time. Lets try this lent season to get closer to Jesus, here is how we can do that.

For Lent, let us give up complaining and focus on gratitude, be greatful for the things you do have, many in the world have nothing .

Give up bitterness and turn to forgiveness, now a good time to forgive and also ask to be forgiving . We must be willing to forgive others if we want Jesus to forgive us.

Give up hatred and return good for evil. In order for goodness to come your way you must show it to everyone you meet, treat everyone as you would want them to treat you .

Give up anger and be more patient. Try to be more understanding and patient with people, keep your anger in check.

Give up harsh judgments and think kindly thoughts. Remember those who judge others will be judged has well.

Give up worrying and trust Divine Providence. Worrying never solved anything. prayer will get you a positive answer.

Give up gossiping and control your tongue. Remember once you say it you can never take it back.

Give up jealousy and pray for trust. Never be jealousy of anyone, be happy for who you are and what you have .

Give up sin and return to virtue. Now is a great time to turn your back on sin and embrace the goodness of Jesus Christ .

Give up gloom and enjoy the beauty all around you. If you stop and look around you’ll see God in all the beauty in this world .

We can also not only do these things during Lent ,but though out the whole year. This will help to bring us all closer to Jesus and show Him we are His true friends .

On Palm Sunday, there were crowds who cheered Jesus as the King, but where were all those so called friends when Jesus prayed in agony on Gethsemane, and where were they when He hung upon the cross?

Let us show Jesus that we as Christians are not just His fans, we are His friends. Let us be brave to join Him, fasting in the wilderness for forty days during Lent; let us be brave to pray with Him in the garden on Holy Thursday, let us fearlessly stand at the foot of His cross on Good Friday, so that we may witness His Resurrection and His Ascension, and join in His triumphant reign. And on that Last Day, when Jesus brushes away all the fans, let us be among His true friends, who He will welcomes into His glory and Kingdom .


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Comments

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 23, 2015:

Great hub about what we should during Lent, which started last week.

maryspaul from ASIA on March 19, 2014:

Very enlightening and practical ideas for our observance of lent. Thanks for sharing.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 15, 2013:

Hi Peggy nice to see you, nice to hear you enjoyed reading this hub at lent time. At this time of the year this hub does very well for me. I to like the new Pope and like the name he chose, my dad's name was Francis . It will be interesting to see what he does to lead the Catholic church in the right direction . Thanks so much for the vote up, useful and share. Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 14, 2013:

Hi Tom,

I like how you started out with what children typically give up during Lent and then moved on to the much more important things to consider as adults. Since we are still in the period of Lent, it is timely reading this hub right now. Voted up, useful and will share. I really like the sound of the new Pope and the way he has acted when he was an archbishop and cardinal. Still rode the bus, lived in a small apt., fixed his own meals, etc. It will be interesting to see how he leads the Catholic church going forward.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on September 01, 2012:

Hi girishpuri nice to see you, God's love is so important in our lives and should be shared with everyone . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on August 31, 2012:

Excellent share, Kashmir, you care so much about love, God bless you.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on August 30, 2012:

Hi Jackie nice to see you, so glad you have read this hub because the information within it is so very valuable to us has Christians .

Thanks so much for the share ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on August 30, 2012:

I wrote a hub about Jesus being a friend. You make some very good points and as Christians we should do all those things.

Sharing.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on June 19, 2012:

Hi stars my friend nice to see you, So glad to hear you have enjoyed reading this hub . Sometimes it is very hard to stop doing our bad behaviors,but we must keep trying until we do . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on June 18, 2012:

Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub that has a list of things we should consider giving up . You are so right. We would be happier if we could give up the bad behaviors. God Bless you, and you're loved ones precious brother.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on June 16, 2012:

Hi Helen nice to see you, glad to hear you enjoyed reading this hub on Lent, yes it is a shame that some just want,want,want and are not grateful for what they already have . This hub does well through out the Lent season and I'm glad that many are reading it and getting the message of the Lent time and what it means . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

oceansider on June 15, 2012:

Hi kashmir,

Great article about Lent and about living for God all year, not just during that time. I agree with you, that we need to be thanking the Lord for all we do have, and that we shouldn't complain. Thank you for writing this.

Helen

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 07, 2012:

Hi BlossomSB nice to see you,glad to hear you enjoyed reading my hub on lent. Yes it is a very special time of the season. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on March 06, 2012:

A great hub. I've written about Lent, too, it's such a special time, isn't it? Voted up.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on October 26, 2011:

Hi thelyricwriter nice to see you, glad to hear you enjoyed the message in the hub, i think we all have some changes to do. Bless you to !

Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on October 12, 2011:

Wow Kash, you are right. Votes all but funny. A powerful message. Thanks you for this. I do see things that I have been missing. I still have changing to do. Bless you.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on May 09, 2011:

Hi James nice to see you, glad you enjoyed and agree with this hub, Jesus just wants true friends and followers on His side. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for you very nice comments !

Have a great week my friend !

James A Watkins from Chicago on May 09, 2011:

You expressed much beauty of character in this Hub. I agree with you 100 percent. Your message here is truly lovely. Thank you.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 28, 2011:

Hi daydreamer nice to see you, thanks for your comments and to for stopping by !

daydreamer13 on March 28, 2011:

Interesting!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 22, 2011:

Hi dearabbysmom nice to see you, yes those are awesome thing your church group did at Lent time ! Thanks so much for your nice comments and to for stopping by !

dearabbysmom from Indiana on March 21, 2011:

I enjoyed your hub...many points to ponder during Lent, and all good ones. I had a group at church one year decide to do something different. Instead of giving up things, they added. They added things like writing an uplifting note each day, or giving items to Goodwill each day. It still put the focus on the season, just in a different way.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 19, 2011:

Hi carrie nice to see you, glad you liked this hub . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

carrie450 from Winnipeg, Canada on March 19, 2011:

This is a wonderful hub Tom with very good suggestions, thanks

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 17, 2011:

Hi lindatymensky nice to see you, glad you liked this hub . Yes that saying is so true"once you say it you can never take it back". We all should stop and think before we say anything in anger to someone .

Thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

lindatymensky on March 17, 2011:

Hello kashmir56: This is a beautiful reminder of what lent is suppose to be! As for saying something that I couldn't take back... there is this thing I said to someone years ago that I would give anything to take back...it hurt her so much, for years. That person has now past and I can't even apologize. Thank Jesus Christ we have a God who will forgive us when we cannot forgive ourselves! Lent reminds us that Salvation wasn't free or easy, that a mighty price had to be paid for our sins. Thank you for sharing all this true wisdom.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 16, 2011:

Hi schoolgirlforreal, Thanks so much for your nice comments, i try ! Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to see you !

schoolgirlforreal on March 15, 2011:

lovely kashmir, very impressed, what a useful hub. You are a true Christian!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 15, 2011:

Hi twentyfive, yes we all need Jesus on our side and we can all pray that He will give all those who survived the earthquake all the needed strength they need . Thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

twentyfive on March 14, 2011:

Great hub! Very positive and meaningful. To all that's been happening right now (especially the earthquake tragedies) we really need Jesus by our side. God bless! Cheers! :)

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 14, 2011:

Hi ImChemist, glad you enjoyed it thanks for stopping by and to for your comments !

ImChemist on March 13, 2011:

Thanks for sharing this great hub , rated and voted.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 13, 2011:

Hi Ghaelach nice to see you, yes you are so right there would be more peace in the world if people did half these things . Thanks for your comments and to for stopping by !

Ghaelach on March 12, 2011:

Hi Kashmir.

If people did just half of what you write, then I think there would be a lot more peace in the world today. Nice hub. lol

Ghaelach

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 11, 2011:

Hi quicksand nice to see you, thanks for your awesome comments glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by !

quicksand on March 11, 2011:

Hi Tom, you've got some great guidelines here. Thanks and cheers!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 11, 2011:

Hi Truckstop Sally nice to see you, Yes i just read your hub and i see our hubs are focused on the same thing, making us a better person so we treat others better .

Thanks Sally for stopping by and to for your comments !

Truckstop Sally on March 10, 2011:

Thanks! Lots to think about here! I posted a hub today with similar sentiments including St. Eprem's Lenten Prayer. Blessings to you!

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 10, 2011:

Hi TheOneWhoKnows nice to see you, glad you liked this hub ! Thanks for your comments and to for stopping by !

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 10, 2011:

Hi Becky nice to see you,glad you like this hub, i feel it something good to do . Thanks for your nice comments and to for stopping by !

TheOneWhoKnows from Croatia on March 10, 2011:

I totally agree, it's good that someone cares about love

Becky from Oklahoma on March 10, 2011:

Kashmir, these are wonderful suggestions about what to give up for lent and bring us closer to Him. God bless you for writing about this. Voted up and awesome.

Thomas Silvia (author) from Massachusetts on March 10, 2011:

Hi tinamarie nice to see you, glad you enjoyed this hub and thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments, it is always nice to see you !

tinamarie9884 on March 09, 2011:

Kashmir, Excellent hub, you are correct, it is about, giving it up. Very beautifully put together. I am glad that I took the time to visit.

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