Reflection on Lent

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.”

While they were going, some of the guard went into the city
and told the chief priests all that had happened.
The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel;
then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
telling them, “You are to say,
‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’
And if this gets to the ears of the governor,
we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”
The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed.
And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day. Mt 28:8-15

I took the last week off from work. I did this to recharge myself, and maybe just take the last week of Lent to see if I could make some connections together with it all. I did really well this year with disconnecting.. I stayed off the Facebook and the Twitter. I still have not signed back into my Twitter account. I know I did not miss much at all during my time away, besides pictures of everyone’s families.

My Lent went really well. I did not hit my commitment to posting a blog post everyday, I know I missed a few days, but you know, at the end of the day, I gave it a good effort. That is really all that matters in my book. I think that is all we can really do anyway, is give it our best shot everyday, and try to improve on yesterday as much as possible.

Lent was a really eye opening time for me, spiritually, mentally, physically, and just in life in general. It was amazing to watch the Holy Spirit work in so many different ways, even in ways that I was not expecting to. I am excited to continue the momentum through the Easter season.

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