For anyone who, like me, feels like they’ve totally failed (so far) to make a holy Lent:
“When you fail to measure up to your Christian privilege, be not discouraged, for discouragement is a form of pride. The reason you are sad is because you looked to yourself and not to God; to your failings, not to His love. You will shake off your faults more readily when you love God than when you criticize yourself. God is more lenient than you because He is perfectly good and therefore loves you more. Be bold enough, then, to believe that God is on your side, even when you forget to be on His.”
We’ve still got five weeks left of Lent – let’s make them count! And when we’re tempted to focus on our failings, let’s turn our gaze to our loving Father instead, remembering His tenderness and mercy.
(HT to Maggie at Ten Thousand Places)