Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.--Psalm 86:11
Mass readings: Isaiah 58:9-14 / Luke 5:27-32
When I was teaching the shift from February to March prompted me to check seriously with my long-term lesson plans. Almost every year, I made the same non-surprising ''discovery:'' We should have been further along in the text or the course outline than we were. I would look for a reason. Had we been academically lollygaging? Had I been too ambitious and unrealistic when I planned the year?
The same thing happens when I compare my spiritual state with where I ''ought'' to be or thought I'd be by now. But I can't build a holier future by wishing for a holier past. I have power only over today and that's where I need to focus my attention. This day in this Lent.
Prayer: Loving God, let me deal with today and let You deal with the past.