And who couldn't use a good new habit? Saying only kind words to people. Saying "thank you" more often. Using the turn signal when we drive. Making a phone call to one friend a day just to say "hello." There are hundreds of possibilities.
The idea of "doing something" for Lent is to be a better, perhaps healthier, Christian at the end of the 40 days. 'Tis a worthy goal, and each year we have another chance to accomplish something worthwhile.
For Reflection: Lent begins Wednesday. Do I have a habit I need to get rid of? What about adopting a new habit?
Let us pray. Jesus, I don't want to do something for Lent just to be doing something. I want to do it because you want me to. What shall I do for Lent this year? And will you please help me with it?