The clock is ticking, but there’s still time to start a Lenten plan. Lent is a great time for spiritual growth. Yes, we can do something small like give up chocolate, but why not strive for something more directly spiritual? Try this.
Identify the worst vice in your life. Hint: what sin do you confess over and over again? For married people, your spouse can readily identify your worst vice.
Identify the opposite virtue.
Each day, seek practical opportunities to practice that virtue and fight that vice.
Just pick one vice. Don’t get ambitious. The spiritual masters say you can only effectively fight one at a time.
Moreover, they also say that you can’t just try to fight the vice. As Bishop Fulton Sheen (and others) have said, vice is better crowded out than booted out. You need to develop the opposite virtue if you’re to permanently get rid of that vice.
Give it a shot. This could turn out to be the most meaningful Lent of your life.