The Lenten season is upon us when we acknowledge in the company of others that we are flawed and only human. By participating in Ash Wednesday services, where our heads are marked with the sign of the cross, we acknowledge that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Also during this time we observe a period of fasting, bible reading, focusing on our spiritual discipline, and praying on one accord with our faith communities.
I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect. I am a child of God, a believer, and a sinner saved by grace. I am flawed. During this season of Lent, the life changing moments that have occurred for me has caused me to look at things through new eyes from a Lenten perspective. Now, I am asking myself the following questions:
- Why do I focus on my spiritual discipline more during Lent rather any other time of the year?
- Why do I fast longer during Lent rather than any other time of the year?
- Why do I mediate on the word of God, on one accord with with my community of believers, more than any time of the year?
I am charging myself to do more during the year than I do during the season of Lent. From a Lenten perspective I realized I don’t do enough. In the times we are living in now more is required.