Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. This is a time for penance and sacrifice for us Catholics. How do we make ourselves ready for Holy Week and Easter? The Bible tells us to pray, fast, and give alms.
Here is my daily guide for Lent for prayer: First, read the Bible every morning and pray the rosary every night. Second, hear mass whenever I have free time.
For fasting and temperance, this is my daily guide: First, fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, abstain on other Fridays, and eat fruits and vegetables whenever I can. Second, wake up by 7 am and sleep by midnight. Third, abstain from masturbation, porn, and erotica.
For alms giving, this is my daily guide: First, increase my Sunday contributions to P100 and daily contributions to P20 to P50. Second, give alms or food to street people. Third, be more generous with my interactions with other people.
I pray we could become better persons and have a real change of heart during this Lenten season. If you are a practicing Catholic, how do you prepare yourself during Lent?