Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We've been trudging through the desert for three weeks, but who's counting?
At more than halfway to Easter, it's a good time for some assesment.
Am I aching for the things I gave up? Good. That means I'm too attached, and I'm forcing myself to turn to God for strength, comfort and immediate gratification, rather than to created goods.
Am I barely feeling my sacrifices? Hmmm. Maybe I should add something new to the mix. One year I gave up complaining, which is always guaranteed to offer renewed humility and gratitude.
Some places to visit to gather strength for the rest of the journey:
Pope Benedict's Message for Lent this year
Just in case you haven't read it yet
These Forty Days
A lovely and inspiring blog, put together by Nissa Gadbois.
Loads of links here
Lent: Call to Conversion
Our Sunday Visitor
Guide to Lent
Faith and Family Live's Lenten page