L.E.N.T. – Let’s End Negative Thinking

by Faithful Finch

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4: 6-7

For Lent, one of the things I’m working on is negativity.

One of my co-workers told me a story of when he was traveling on Ash Wednesday, and went into the chapel at Logan airport for ashes. The priest there gave a little inspirational talk. He spelt out, “L, E, N, T” and went on to, “Let’s End Negative Thinking.”

I’m surprised how quickly negative thinking is turned around with gratitude and praise- what an easy remedy.  And really, when you think about this season and all God has sacrificed for us, there isn’t much to be negative about.

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