Wednesday marks the beginning of another season. A time of prayer and penance.
It is not to be taken lightly. Yet it also needs to be approached with realistic expectations.
This year, I don't want to wimp out. To find one excuse or another not to fast or make amendments of my life.
So, I have thought long and hard. What can I do to sacrifice for my Lord? What can I give up in my own life that will help me detach from this world? What are those bad habits that I really and truly want to break once and for all?
Oh. It is not fun. Being honest and really looking at those areas.
But it is good. And it is important.
And in some way, it is hopeful. That I can draw closer to Jesus. To walk with Him. To suffer a bit. To get that much closer to knowing Him and loving Him more intimately.
I hesitate sharing all of my Lenten sacrifices on the World Wide Web. It is so public. Yes, it would hold me accountable. But is it prudent?
I certainly cannot and should not keep them entirely private either. That also may not be prudent.
So, my dear husband knows my plan. He is my confidant and my helper in this journey.
All I can say here is that during Lent, comments will be closed on my blog. This is very hard, but it is what the Holy Spirit keeps tugging on my heart to do. And I must obey. For I know it is for my own good.
I wish all of you, dear friends, a very holy and blessed Lenten journey. May each of you come to encounter Our Lord in a very real and profound way. And may all of our sacrifices draw us closer to Him and His sorrowful mother. But may we also not lose sight of the light and hope of the Resurrection.