How’s Your Lent Going?

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!



  1. Patricia Wilson

    Your comment about tending to avoid working on self-discipline hit home with me! New Years’resolutions and Lenten resolves don’t always make it through the period of their intentions! There are too many distractions in my world. I do like your suggestion about the three glasses of water, both because I rarely drink water though I know I should, and also because being reminded to pray for those who don’t have even the luxury of fresh clean water is a good thing. I’m going to try to practice this at least for the rest of Lent. Starting now. Thank you!

  2. Sister Martha Keller

    Hope the savoring of water is still a practice for you beyond Lent. On these hot humid days, it is still a powerful symbol of refreshment! Drink up!

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