31 March 2011
Failing at Lent
Is it possible to fail at observing Lent? When I'm feeling particularly theologically astute I think that my struggles with Lenten disciplines are reminders of my humanity and the frailty of my incarnation. Today I just feel like a failure. I'm doing well with my added spiritual disciplines. But my sacrificial disciplines are a mess. And the contentment I feel in the former does not compare to the angst I feel for the latter. I am trying to have a holy Lent. Right now it feels wholly holey. And so do I.