Being Catholic and Christian shouldn't stop at Easter - or - Sunday Mass
Lent is the time where almost every Catholic - and Christian for that matter - practices their faith through and outward action: giving up something you are fond of; refraining from a unbecoming behavior; or mirroring Jesus' sacrifice in some other way that ultimately gives glory to God. From receiving ashes on the forehead on Ash Wednesday to fasting, Lent helps us bear witness more closely and more publicly to Christ. Sadly, many of us stop this and return to our "normal" lives after Easter, leaving Christ at church on Sunday. That certainly does not have to be, nor should it be the case! The biggest FRUIT of Lent is to help us grow closer to Christ, and to give us the grace necessary to retain and cultivate that relationship in a life-long, life-affirming manner.
St. Paul tells us in his letter to the Phillipians that our thoughts and actions should be directed towards Christ - to everything true and virtuous: "And now, brethren, all that rings true, all that commands reverence, and all that makes for right; all that is pure, all that is lovely, all that is gracious in the telling; virtue and merit, wherever virtue and merit are found - let this be the argument of your thoughts" (Phil. 4:8-9).
This Lent, Put On Christ wants to help you put Christ in your everyday living so that you don't "un-do" all you've been striving for. Whether you follow our daily morning devotionals on Instagram; friend us on Facebook; "tweet" and follow us on Twitter or purchase something from our beautiful collection of Christian gifts and Catholic apparel "for her" online, we are "making faith fashionable" in the Catholic tradition and we truly pray for each of you everyday! We know its a challenge to actively practice our faith at every moment of every day and we also know that each of us have crosses to bear. Lent is the perfect time to unite our crosses with the cross that Jesus carried and ask HIm for a special healing; His loving grace and a loving peace that lasts long after this prayerful season of Lent is over.