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By Church Militant, Church Militant, March 9, 2023

What to give to Almighty God Who has everything

As Lent is underway, we may still be struggling to do some sort of penance appropriate for the season.

Giving up this or that nicety — a Lenten practice we may have learned in childhood — just doesn’t seem sufficient. Giving up potato chips or chocolates may not be effective in moving us closer to God.

What can we give back to the Almighty that He does not already possess? What can we give to God that will add to His infinite grandeur? To Him, Who created all things, my “giving up desserts for 40 days” is of minuscule consequence.

But perhaps we can give Him a gift he is sure to accept: “My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a contrite, humbled heart, O God, you will not scorn.” (Psalms 51:19) …

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