15 simples acts of love from Pope Francis

Pope Francis suggests 15 simple acts of love instead of fasting from meat.

  1. Say hello (every time and everywhere).
  2. A thank you (even if you’re not “expected”).
  3. Remind others how much you love them.
  4. Say hello to people you see every day.
  5. Listen to each other’s stories without prejudice, with love.
  6. Stop by to help yourself. Pay attention to those who need you.
  7. To lift someone’s spirits.
  8. Celebrate the good sides or successes of others.
  9. Choose what you don’t use and donate it to someone who needs it.
  10. When it is necessary to help another instead of resting.
  11. Remind with love, don’t keep silent out of fear.
  12. Getting deep with those close to you.
  13. Wash what I use at home.
  14. Helping others overcome obstacles.
  15. Call your parents if you are lucky enough to still have them.

Other suggestions

  • Refrain from insults and pass on kind words.
  • Fast from discontent and fill yourself with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and fill yourself with gentleness and patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and fill yourself with hope and optimism.
  • Fast from your worries and fill your trust in God.
  • Fast from complaining and fill your life with simple things.
  • Fast from pressure and fill yourself with prayer.
  • Fast from sorrow and bitterness, and fill your heart with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and fill yourself with compassion for others.
  • Fast from unforgiveness and fill yourself with attitudes of reconciliation.
  • Fast from words and fill yourself with silence and listening to others.
  • If we all live this fast, our everyday lives will be fulfilled: Peace, trust, joy and life.