As you prayerfully consider Lent, pay close attention to these two pieces of sage advice from St. Jose Maria Escriva:
Choose mortifications that don’t mortify others.
A smile is often the best mortification.
And I urge you again to look first to those things that impede your knowledge of God’s incredible love for you. Perhaps your Lenten resolution should simply be to stand vulnerable in prayer before His love for five minutes a day or to read a Scripture verse that encourages you in the hope of His love.
Sanctity does not consist in this or that practice, it consists in a disposition of heart which makes us humble and little in the eyes of God, conscious of our weakness but boldly confident in his goodness as Father. (Therese)