The meaning of Lent


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The Lenten season is now upon us and it reminds us Christians that it is a time to get in touch with our spiritual nature.

This is a time that many of us think of giving up those material things and giving up negative thoughts and trying to live in peace.

But I feel it is more than that. In my opinion, it is a time like Christmas — to not to think of ourselves, but a time to think what we can do for others in need. To begin with, let those who can volunteer their time to those organizations like churches, Catholic charities, community and civic groups. Also please donate to food pantries and food kitchens, for this is a time of great need for the many.

Those who can, please donate blood, because this has been a harsh winter and blood donations are very low. I know this very well, because I run a blood drive twice a year for St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911 in Douglaston. To donate blood, visit, http://www.nybloodcenter/.org.

Lent is a time for all of us to truly live out our faith.

 

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village