I’m so looking forward to having a “good Lent” this year…with all the stuff happening in our world, I find prayer, and lots of it, to be a wonderful place to dwell. My own choices I have made for Lent – praying more, reading more about my faith, fasting, being more deliberate in my choices, teaching my children more about our faith, more Rosaries – seems to be off to a good start.
I loved the conversation I overheard my husband having yesterday – he was stressing the word, “deliberate,” to someone over the phone – “Deliberate, you know? DE-liberate?” I loved that! And it’s true, especially during Lent, and I never considered that before – it really is about removing our perceived freedoms from some of the things we love, in a way that we “feel” because we WANT it, right? And it doesn’t end there. We remove it – deliberately – in order to get stronger spiritually, and build a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father.
I tell you, Lent is marathon training for the spirit!