Serving as Bridges The Lord desires to take the ordinary things that we say and do in order to use them as bridges in the lives of others to take them from where they are to where He wants them to be.
Motive Matters to God God isn't looking at what we do for Him or others as much as He is looking at our motive and attitude behind those deeds. Our motive will determine our reward, not the deed itself.
Fasting and Church Teaching Days of penance are particularly appropriate for spiritual exercises, penitential liturgies, pilgrimages as signs of penance, self-denial, fasting, almsgiving, charitable, and missionary works. -CCC 1438