We are almost halfway through the holy season of Lent. We are halfway finished with what is intended by the Church to be a six week time of spiritual exercises which involves efforts on our part to concentrate on the ultimate reality of our faith – God and our relationship with him.
When we are at prayer are we conscious of the fact that we are in his presence? Can we get our thoughts around the awesome reality that this Infinite Being loves each one of us personally and has invited us to eternal life sharing in his infinite majesty and joy?
Have we tried to systematically put prayer into our daily life over these last three weeks, and if we have failed somewhat, can we recommit ourselves to intense morning prayer and reflective evening prayers to close out the day and a constant effort to make sure that our emotions are controlled and we don’t inflict pain on our fellow travelers in life?
Potentially, Lent is a great spiritual gift. Let’s not fail to utilize it effectively.