Love that scripture verse. When I did 40 Days for Life people would tahnk me but as it says - I'm just doing what I ought.
I saw the strength of my own will. Phew! Some of my appetites are so demanding, they don't like being hemmed in. Honestly, it was almost laughable, arguing with myself and telling myself "No".You should hear some of the excuses my self came up with! Incredible.I think what I am trying to say is, I learnt a bit about my self and it's leanings/habits this lent and how clingy I am, to them,me,it,us. Either that or I'm possessed? What?
Self knowledge is a good fruit.
I learned some ugly things about me, that I am governed by my appetites not my intellect.....I thought I was going to do well.....not so!....such a complete and utter failure.This was my first Lenten season since my baptism into the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church........it seems I met more success when I was an unbaptized heathen. I fall down. I get back up. I take another step....with prayer.I can do nothing without Christ Who strengthens me.
I think that is how it is supposed to work. We prepare to commemorate the Passover of the Lord: The passion, death, and resurrection of the Savior. Our preparation shows us just how much we need his salvation, his mercy and love.
I did well in some things, not so well in others...but yes you learn alot about yourself.Sara
two words: i suck.
I need more work...:(
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