Many people during Lent often decide to go without their favourite foods, which is a good thing, as they practice acts of penance.
There is also another way to please God and that is to try and be extra helpful to our parents. So instead of rushing out to play games, it may be a good thing with your Mom's permission to help her wash the dishes or to do some extra chores in your home.
Our favourite food is not always the only thing we must give up when Lent begins. We should also practice goodness and kindness to all, even if we are feeling a bit grumpy.
This kind of penace would make God very happy with us.
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