This Lent, try finding the ascetical practices in your life that already happen every day.
What good are material things if you just wrap them in plastic and never fully enjoy them?
The evening follow-up to the morning meditation on grace. (Companions morning meditation)
A morning meditation on asking God for a grace. (Companions evening meditation)
The gift of presence is sometimes more healing than fixing an unfixable problem. God sits with us and feels our feelings with us.
This simple daily ritual reminds us of our hallowed nature and that all we have can be used for love and service.
The sacramentality of sending someone a hug.
Feminists often talk about “strong women”. But we rarely hear about “strong men” in the same way. True courage and strength means an embrace of genuine feminism—a feminism that reveals the beauty of male and female. Perhaps we can reexamine the meaning of a “strong man” as an effort to balance out our views of men and women.