Why Do I Give Things Up For Lent - February 25th

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Barb
2 years ago

Please keep my Granddaughter Simone in your prayers. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️

Sandie
Reply to  Barb
2 years ago

💕🙏🕊

Carol
Reply to  Sandie
2 years ago

Prayers!!

Cathy Nicolopoulos
2 years ago

Thank you Bruce, started watching your daily devotions for the first time last Lent, I am a christian though not a catholic and had no idea what Lent was all about. last lent I gave up facebook, as it wasted so much of my time, time I didnt have to waste! I found in doing this, when I found myself drawn to facebook I was reminded on why I decided to give it up during lent and instead my mind turned towards God in that moment, I found it to be a great thing for me, I am only on… Read more »

Maria
Reply to  Cathy Nicolopoulos
2 years ago

What a great idea Cathy; Fasting from Facebook! Thank you!

Valerie Lack
2 years ago

Thank you one again, Bruce. A year ago, I found your ministries on a facebook page. It has been such a rewarding journey. Lent last year was a watershed moment for me. There were things I needed to let go of, things which were dominating my life. So a year ago, I weeded my garden and tossed out those things which were pushing My Lord and GOD away from being the centre of my life. For this I will be eternally grateful to you.

Jeanette Easton
2 years ago

Bruce your reflection today really touched me more than I can say, so much I can give up to have a closer relationship with Our Dear Lord. Thank you so much.

Jodee
2 years ago

Morning Bruce and your amazing team – Your devotion is being sent to everyone I know that is embarking on the Lent journey this year. What a powerful message. Makes you think. ✝️🙌🏼

Admin
Reply to  Jodee
2 years ago

Thank you for joining with us on this journey Lent 2022 and spreading it to many. May His name be praised and glorified. Keep up the good work Gods blessings Rosemary-BDCM Team

Jill Mitchell
2 years ago

Please make our Daily Devotional sharable Bruce. Thank you.

God bless you all

Jill Mitchell

Admin
Reply to  Jill Mitchell
2 years ago

I’m checking up on this for you Jill. Gods blessings Rosemary_BDCM Team

Ursel Mihelcic
2 years ago

Thanks

Jill Mitchell
2 years ago

Good morning Bruce, Rosemary, family and team.
God bless and thank you for this tremendous message. What a prep for Lent.
Thank you 👍😊🙏

Bev
2 years ago

A 40 year friendship disintegrated at the beginning of Lent three years ago when I reached out to clear the air over a misunderstanding. My apology was rejected outright saying it would have been better if it hadn’t come at Lent and that I should have rather said ‘I have missed you’.

Sandie
Reply to  Bev
2 years ago

Ouch!!! Prayers for you both, God knows your heart and intent🥰,!

Admin
Reply to  Bev
2 years ago

Praying for you Bev and your friend. May God come and recover this friendship for that is one of the reasons why He came- to reconcile us to the Father and us to one another. We will continue to pray for this. Gods blessings Rosemary_BDCM Team

Maria
2 years ago

A simple, but profound explanation of the raging battle between the flesh and the Spirit. So looking forward to doing Lent again with you Bruce. In the words of Pope Francis …. FAST from hurting words and say kind words. FAST from sadness and be filled with gratitude. FAST from anger and be filled with patience. FAST from pessimism and be filled with hope. FAST from worries and have trust in God. FAST from complaints; contemplate simplicity. FAST from pressures and be prayerful. FAST from bitterness; fill your hearts with joy. FAST from selfishness and be compassionate. FAST from grudges… Read more »

Carol
Reply to  Maria
2 years ago

I have not heard that before.
Thank you for posting it.
Gave me ideas of what I need to give up for Lent!
Thank you, again.

jean
2 years ago

Thank you Bruce, Your devotions are so helpful every day, and I am so very lonely, my husband and close friends have all died, and I have no one close to me now. My children are lovely but are very busy with their own lives. I just know that Jesus is always with me. Thank you.

Valerie
2 years ago

Thank you Bruce for this helpful message and explaining more deeply why we give up things for Lent. I believed that it was a way to place the Lord first in our lives. That we would want the Lord more than anything we hold precious. So that every time we deny ourselves of a particular desire, we are reminded of the desire of wanting God more and more in our lives. But the four points you brought up to give up and to do Bruce are important to do too! So I will be praying and reflecting upon what i… Read more »

Gail
2 years ago

As a child I would give things up for Lent. Now, though I may do something like that, I find that doing something, like practicing patience, or donating food to a food bank, gives me something positive to do.
Thank you Bruce and Rosemary! I discovered your ministry two years ago, and have benefited greatly from it.
God Bless you both and your family!

Marie H
2 years ago

Please pray for my children and grandchildren who were all brought up with Catholic values but in adulthood have all lapsed. Have tried talking with them without preaching but nothing moves them. They do pray but don’t follow the church’s teachings
Thank you 🙏🏻 you all

Sandie
Reply to  Marie H
2 years ago

We as His family will join you and the Holy Spirit be working behind the scenes😁. Many of us share your burden……two of my sons think they are atheists 😏. But the had all their sacraments as Catholics ! Waiting patiently for the lights to go back on🙏🥰. Jesus I trust in You!

Admin
Reply to  Marie H
2 years ago

We will add them to our prayer list. Thank you for going on this Lenten journey with us and may Gods blessings overflow to your family and all who you meet. Bless you Rosemary_BDCM Team

Marci Valente
2 years ago

Thank you Bruce have a blessed weekend.

Pamela Lang
2 years ago

Please keep me in your prayers I am getting over covid I had all my vaccinations am going through a hard time with my body

Charmi
Reply to  Pamela Lang
2 years ago

🙏🙏🙏

Admin
Reply to  Pamela Lang
2 years ago

Praying for your recovery and for what God will bless you with this Lent. Much love Rosemary_BDCM Team

Sandie
2 years ago

Amazing prayers! We join you !!! May those who are very deceived receive enlightenment this Lent!!! Holy Spirit come, give all of us the ability to make changes wherever necessary! Trusting in you to enable each of us to be all you ever planned before we were even conceived!

Admin
Reply to  Sandie
2 years ago

Amen to this love Rosemary-BDCM Team

Shelby R. Sellers
2 years ago

This topic was so beebeficial to me. I have been one of those people that did give thought to Lent and too what I was going to give up for Lent, but my thoughts were way off target! Thanks for this discussion.

Admin
Reply to  Shelby R. Sellers
2 years ago

Thank you Shelby for joining with us for Lent 2022. May God bless you abundantly during it and beyond. much love Rosemary-BDCM Team

Pauline
2 years ago

I loved that you pointed out the reasons we give things up for Lent. Never heard this before. Thanks and God bless.

Admin
Reply to  Pauline
2 years ago

Thank you for doing this Lenten journey with us starting soon. Bless you and yours Rosemary-BDCM Team

Marjorie Jobb
2 years ago

Bruce and all your prayer group..Thank you for all your encouragement we can do for our lives with GOD’S LOVE for us…always love to refreshments for our spirits. I feel good listening to your ministry. Thank you again

Admin
Reply to  Marjorie Jobb
2 years ago

Dear Marjorie, thank you for your encouraging words. May God bless us all this Lent 2022. Much love Rosemary-BDCM Team

Gemma
2 years ago

Good morning to all
Thank you so much Bruce this was a very enlightening & informative daily devotion May God continue to bless you & your family

Admin
Reply to  Gemma
2 years ago

Dear Gemma, thank you for your encouraging words. May God Bless you and yours this Lent. much love Rosemary _BDCM Team

Pauline
2 years ago

Thank You Bruce, looking forward to this year Lent, found you last year around this time for Lent, could say this is my anniversary within finding God back into my life where he will stay forever, thanks to you and your ministry. May God Bless you and the ministry.❣✝

Admin
Reply to  Pauline
2 years ago

Dear Pauline, How wonderful to know that you found God again and that He has become important to you. Let us pray together for many more people to find Him this Lent! Gods blessings to you much love Rosemary_BDCM Team

Norma
2 years ago

What a beautiful explanation of why we give up something for lent . It has made it so much easier to understand. Your messages have blessed me so much and I look forward to this Season of Lent. Thank you so much

Admin
Reply to  Norma
2 years ago

Dear Norma, thank you for your encouraging words. May we all be blessed by Our loving God this Lent. May more people find Him for the first time or the thirty-first time. Gods blessings Rosemary_BDCM Team

Simone Jones
2 years ago

I enjoyed your explanation of Lent. I think instead of giving something up it would be better to give something back. I will give this more thought. Ty

Tony Monaghan
Reply to  Simone Jones
2 years ago

Thank you Bruce for explaining why we should sacrifice something during Lent.At 85 I have discarded a lot of things, but have decided to forgo an hour’s TV each day and spend it reading my backlog of “The Far East” and “The Majellan”. Tony

Admin
Reply to  Simone Jones
2 years ago

Dear Simone, thank you for joining with us on thus lenten journey 2022. We are all looking forward to seeing what God does in us. Much love Rosemary
-BDCM Team

Simone Jones
Reply to  BDCM Team
1 year ago

Thank you much . I look forward to learning more about Ash Wednesday lint in the days to come

Virginia
2 years ago

Thank you for that wonderful lesson about Lent and how to approach it. I have started Childrens Church at our Church and have worked out a whole Lenten programme. Your fruits are jut what I needed to hear. Please pray for our Childrens’s Church it is a new initiative started to give Children the opportunity to know Jesus. M

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Virginia
2 years ago

Hi Virginia, I will most certainly pray for your Children. What Church and where are you from?

Bruce

Virginia
Reply to  Bruce Downes
2 years ago

Hi I’m from Cape Town I am Anglican. Thank you I have 2 children and 3 grand children. Also prayers for our Childrens Church held on Tuesdays in the afternoon. Thank you 🙏