Is lent more of a ‘give up’ for forty days or a ‘take on’ for the rest of your life? It may be really difficult for me to give up chocolate or desserts for lent, but come Easter Sunday, watch out! Back to the chocolate and back to the sweets…and enjoying them with a great sense of pride and accomplishment!
How about selecting a virtue and ‘taking that on’ for lent? Humility seems like a good one since it’s opposite – pride – has gotten us all into trouble, beginning with Adam and Eve!
Taking on humility for lent….that’s a tough one, and on Easter, instead of feeling a sense of accomplishment or “PRIDE”, we can feel that perhaps we’ve taken a step forward (and a few backward, I’m sure). And, our lenten experience will not be over, we will not go back to our pre-lenten attitudes, because we did not deprive ourselves, but rather we expanded ourselves….
We will continue on this journey, maybe a bit stronger, maybe a bit grateful, maybe a bit more humble.