alms2With prayer and fasting belongs almsgiving.  All three involve giving ourselves away in order to receive more authentically in return.

Prayer can be the experience of giving our hearts and minds to God and receiving his Grace more fully. Fasting and abstinence direct some of what we need away from ourselves and opens our hearts to share what we have with others.

Prayer and fasting lead us to share our time, talent and treasure in the best of ways. Our almsgiving becomes a sincere remedy for the needs of others. May all of our Lenten acts of devotion bear much fruit in our lives and in the lives of those we are called to love.