How is your Lent going?

How is your Lent going?

 

As you move through your days - doing laundry, going to meetings, running errands, going to medical appointments, putting the kids to bed, scrolling through Facebook, making dinner, answering emails - are you aware that it is Lent? Do these weeks feel any different?

 

Are you aware of what forces tug at your mind and your heart, even forces that are harmful to yourself or others? Are you aware of how you give in to those forces - because you are exhausted, afraid, hungry or lonely? Are you aware of when you choose to turn towards compassion, honesty, justice, self-care... even when that choice is hard or uncomfortable in the moment?

 

Good People, many of us are probably moving through our days forgetting entirely that it is Lent! I certainly forget all the time, and I am planning worship and writing reflections!! So be gentle with yourself. But I do invite you to take note of this season, because it is a wonderful excuse to pay attention to our life.

 

Towards what are we turning? What is getting our attention and resources? Do we want anything to be different?