Well it is midpoint for this penitential season of Lent, and it is good to step back and take a good look at myself in the mirror. Now I do not mean that literally, but I do think of Michael Jackson’s song ” Man in the mirror” and think it is appropriate for the Lenten season. “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a CHANGE.”
My resolutions were sincere and like the past, I have been on a rollercoaster . Some days Lent is going well other days not so good. This is a time to work on self-discipline which I tend to avoid. Let’s admit it, is just no fun! This Lent I received an email inviting me to drink at least 3 glasses of water and do so with a special intention. I decided this was a creative and healthy discipline and I have to admit, to drink the first glass of refreshing water knowing that there are many in the world who thirst gives one a whole different perspective. I drink the second glass of water for my own spiritual parchness. The third glass I drink for those in our world who thirst for a deeper relationship with Christ, the fountain of true refreshment.
This discipline has led me on a spiritual journey very simple yet profound. Now there are other areas of self-discipline that I am attempting as well, but I share with you my water project because it has been inspiring and I am united with many friends in this discipline. We are companions on the journey! Savor the taste of water, it is a beautiful ritual! Cleansing, healing and oh so refreshing! Happy Lent. We journey on through the Paschal Mystery to Easter!