Ash Wednesday – the beginning of praise
You’ve probably heard the saying “Inch by inch, life is a cinch. Yard by yard life is hard.” As I start my Lenten journey I take a deep breath and wonder how I’ll ever persevere through 40 days. But 40 days are only one day forty times; however, that still doesn’t make Lent a “cinch.” The day-by-day taking up of my Lenten resolutions reminds me that my whole life is just one day after another day. Begin your Lenten journey today, making just this one day a day to praise and thank God. Then tomorrow continue your praise and thanks. Day by day your life will become one big sacrifice of praise to the glory of God.
Staying in today helps me remember to enjoy this moment with God. We shall always chase tomorrow if we try to live there.
My Lenten morning prayer: “Fill my heart TODAY; reach out through me TODAY.” Your reflection prompted me to add the word TODAY. Thank you! May we be blessed as we journey together day by day through Lent.