Welcome to the middle of Lent! I hope it has been a good season for you to really examine and work on your relationship with God. I came across this article on Catholic Exchange and thought it correlated nicely with my idea of spiritual exercise. From the article:
Let’s face it, we are all weighed down to some extent by selfishness and assorted vices. Given a choice, very few of us will choose suffering over comfort. Many times, we don’t even realize how much we love to be comfortable. Fortunately, the Church gives us the season of Lent to examine our souls and remove the extra “weight” that keeps us apart from the Lord. Here are five simple steps that you can use during Lent to identify and eliminate some of this excess “poundage” from your life.
The article discusses examining ourselves, setting goals, and not giving up. Where have we seen this before? Oh yeah, losing Lenten “weight” can probably be seen as a requirement on becoming a Lenten Superstar! And if this Lent hasn’t been a period of deep reflection like you hope it would, don’t worry. You still have three more weeks of Lent. And like Jesus‘ parable of the workers in the field, God doesn’t care what time you get on board and follow Him just as long as you do.
So let’s attack these next few weeks with spiritual fervor and tenacity. Hands in… READY… GO LENT!
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