Historically Christians have given things up during Lent to focus on the Lord. The most enduring of these practices is giving up meat on Fridays, hence the origin of the Friday night fish fry (which probably hasn’t done a whole lot for our spiritual lives). Let’s try something better this year and do something Better Than Fish on Friday during Lent.
FRIDAY CHALLENGE: The challenge for Friday, March 12th, is to walk (or drive) down your block today and pray for each neighbor as you pause in front of their house or apartment. Pray also for the businesses, schools and government offices which may be on your block.