Here we are in the homestretch of Lent, pushing toward Palm Sunday and the Easter Triduum. How are you doing? I know that in my case, Lent has turned out to be very different from what I had originally intended or expected. I had an idea that I was going to keep a daily prayer journal and give up diet coke. I have done neither of those things consistently! But, what I have done is dedicated myself to saying the Rosary daily, started exercising every day, changed my eating habits and lost 10 pounds. What I discovered is that those things just mentioned are the outward manifestations of an inner shift toward Jesus WHICH IS ALL GRACE! I simply made time to listen to Him.
My meager little attempts (like the 5 loaves and two fishes ) of self-sacrifice, good as they were, have been multiplied by HIM in a big way. I had a plan but Jesus had a better one. While I am sure that He appreciated my attempts to make sacrifices, He had total transformation in mind! And isn’t that really what Easter is all about? Jesus undergoes the ultimate sacrifice of His life, so that you and I we can have real hope for a new beginning. Don’t limit what He can do- the resurrection is PROOF all things are possible with God.