A few days ago, I posted about my Lenten sacrifices for this year. (If you haven’t read it, here it is: “The Beginning of Lent: My Sacrifices This Season“) I initially didn’t think there would be any follow up to it, until I read a post entitled, “My Biggest Lent Fails and How I Learned Mortification Without Suffering (Almost).”
To provide a quick update, I am very happy to say that so far, my family and I have been doing great with our Lent undertakings. I know it has only been seven days since the start of the Lenten season, but I can’t help but hide my happiness over our on-going strong commitment to our sacrifices. Yes, they may not be as difficult as the sacrifices or undertakings of many Catholics, but we take them very seriously and abide by them with a willing heart.
I have not always been successful with my Lenten offerings. Although there are some years I succeed in adhering to all of the sacrifices I promise to do at the start of each Lent, most years I end up falling short. This year, I hope to really carry out ALL of my offerings. And also try to sustain the sacrifices all year round. Do you think that’s possible?