“Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.” – 2 Cor 6:2B
I apologize in advance if this post goes all over the place. I am under the influence of cold medicine, and right now, I am feeling great! It was a rough weekend, but I survived. I did stay home and sleep all day yesterday, missing Mass, which I know I was sick, but I still feel bad about. I suppose I could have forced myself, but what good would that have done me? Instead, I would rather feel better, and get back into the groove this week.
So, this tiny sentence reminds me of all the times when I have pushed something off. Oh, no worries, I can do that tomorrow, or you know, someone else will come along behind me and take care of that. Oh yes, this is something that I believe that everyone has done at some point in time. Could have been that college paper you were trying to write or the person you just passed on the sidewalk because you “didn’t have change” at that particular moment. All the times when I should have done something, yet decided to be selfish and not intervene. There is no reason not to stop and help. That is what we, as humans living together on Earth, are called to do.
If you have been away from the Church for a while, now is a good a time as any to return. If you haven’t started your Lenten journey, and you wanted to, well, there is no set rule that says you can’t. If you have been sitting on the fence about actually joining a Church, or had questions, well, now is a good a time as any to ask them. There is no time like right now to get into a spiritual journey that will help you on your path to happiness. I pray that today you can start down that road, take the first step, and feel the presence of God with you.