When Rosemary and I built our first home I remember being very frustrated. We had bought a block of land upon which we were going to build our home. It was not level and was covered by scrub and bush.
The first day the builders arrived they cleared the block fairly quickly and then they started putting in the foundations. They spent days on the foundation. After a few weeks the only thing we had to show was a concrete slab that would be the floor of the house. The whole building process seemed to be so slow with almost no progress to be seen.
As we enter into the second week of Lent that is a period of preparation for Easter, we can be tempted to give up. As you may recall we said that Lent is a season where life change can and very typically does occur if you engage the time deliberately.
Now is not the time to stop but rather to double your efforts in the way you talk to God. We might look at the first week as laying down the foundation for this period of Lent and what will occur by the end.
We started the first reflection with taking stock of our lives. You may want to go back and look at what you wrote down if you did. Lent is that period where we say to God I need you in my life to be the woman or man you are asking me to be now.
ACTION: The foundation of my future is the life that I have lived. If you want a different future start laying a new foundation now through Lent. For example change what you dwell on and the words that you speak. What might they be? Make yourself see those less fortunate than you and then ask yourself what would the best version of me do in response to them?
GOSPEL READING: Luke 11:29-32
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