Today’s topic is all about how you act, in concerns to what you do for the Lord.
The bible tells us, “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” – Matthew 6:16-18
Giving something up, fasting, or even offering your time or gifts to others, needs to be done with a happy heart. My mother always tells me that if I don’t do something with a happy heart, it’s as if I’m not doing anything at all.
If you want to show God your devotion, love, and respect for His laws, then you should act like you want to do so. He knows all our thoughts, feelings, and what we say or do. So, try your best to be glad about what you’re doing. You are serving the King of all Kings. Doesn’t that sound like an awesome job?
That being said, if you aren’t happy fasting or giving things away, then find something else to glorify the Lord with. You can learn a new or old prayer, or teach your children all about Christ. Pray the rosary each day, or perhaps lead a small group with your family. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it helps you grow in Christ, and shows those around you what a real Christian is like!