How are we doing, folks?
One week has passed since Ash Wednesday. The Second Sunday of Lent looms large. It’s a good time to take stock of our resolutions and see if we need to adjust, tighten things up, get back on track, or just keep marching on!
If you’ve kept your resolutions well through this first week, great! Give thanks to God and pray for the grace of perseverance as we continue into Week Two and beyond.
If you haven’t done as well as you hoped, don’t lose your resolve! We’ve got plenty of Lent left, and there’s a great deal of humility to be gained in dusting ourselves off and starting again.
One strategy—if you’ve found that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew—is to pare down your resolutions and focus on consistency during these first couple weeks. You can always add a few more penances or devotions once you’ve got the rhythm down.
Even if you can only do a little—consistently, and with great love—you’re on your way to an abundantly fruitful Lent.
And if you fail again, don’t give up. As St. Benedict said:
“Always we begin again.”
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