… So how is everyone’s Lent going? Have you been to every fish fry hosted by your parish, been to adoration, or participated in Stations of the Cross? How are those Lenten sacrifices coming along? No?
No. I mean that sincerely. It’s ok. Just try again tomorrow.
I may joke about being a failure at Lent. And Advent. Holy days of obligation. An yes… even just a plain ole Sunday. Of course I don’t mean to imply that being in a state of mortal sin is a laughing matter, it’s just that being there often is part of the human condition. Never are we ever, even in our most sinful states, a complete lost cause. If we feel dejected, depressed, and removed from our faith and the Church it’s only because we chose to remain there.
So buck up. It’s OK. No need to dwell on the imperfect way we practice our faith. Confess all your sins and just try again tomorrow.
This uncharacteristic moment of hopefulness brought to you by the sacrament of reconciliation.