Sunday: I hear the Gospel reading about Jesus calling Peter. It dawns on me that after cleaning the nets after a day on the sea, fisherman are exhausted. And yet, when Jesus tells Peter to go back out, he does so without little argument. Do I act like that when Jesus leads me?
Monday: Pope Benedict resigns. I admire him for his decision. It could not have been easy, and it feels like it was made with the best interest of the Church in mind. That is what a true leader does.
Tuesday: Genesis. God created man in His image. Every time I hear that phrase I am blown away. To be reminded of that is inspiring. A reminder that He expects so much more of us.
Wednesday: Ashes. I remember when the priest used to remind us that we came from dust and we will return to dust. That is hard for us immortal-wannabes to accept. I immediately think about Pope Benedict and his decision earlier in the week. He understands this better than we do.
Thursday: The world is better while everyone is focusing on Love. Even if it is a "Hallmark holiday". I try to imagine what it would be like if every day was like this. I wonder if anyone wished Jesus a Happy Valentine's Day. After all, He loves us more than anyone else.
Friday: In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus tells us there will be a time to celebrate with the bridegroom and a time to mourn and fast. Life is like that isn't it? Waves where the cross is light and waves where it is almost unbearable.
Sunday: Jesus. Desert. 40 days. No food. I went 4 hours this week and was the equivalent of a 6 year old. His strength is incomprehensible.
A Blessed Lenten season to all of you reading this!