It’s almost over! It’s been five weeks since we marked our foreheads with the burnt ashes of the palms used in Holy Week of 2010. Most of us were pretty clear about how we were going to use these six special weeks of prayer and meditation. More than a few of us have slipped.
One of the great symbols buried in the stations of the cross are the fact that Jesus falls three times…and He gets up three times! As always, He is our example. Whatever we were committed to on Ash Wednesday, we need to now redouble our efforts to achieve it.
Six days, my friends. Six days of really pushing ourselves to our commitment. Was it giving up candy or movies? Be faithful during this Holy Week. Was it a commitment to be more sensitive to the pain of those around us? Redouble your efforts. Reach out with generosity and sensitivity to those in your office, family, or even on the bus, for that matter.
If you were a little disappointed in yourself, push that aside, and walk in the footsteps of our Lord!