I want to remind myself today that baby steps are okay as I set out on my Lenten journey. If I look at the entire Lenten period and if I face the things I believe God is asking of me, I could easily get discouraged and say "This is impossible!" Then, before I would realize it, Lent would be over and I would not have lived it as faithfully as I hope to tonight.
The Resurrection of Jesus reminds me even on Ash Wednesday that with Jesus, all things are possible for me -- including my desires to grow closer to Christ, to become more loving to those in my life, and to change in the ways that, working with God's grace each day, can bring about my conversion.
I am not looking forward to carrying my personal cross for this long, Lenten Season. I ask God for the grace to be faithful to the intentions I hold in my heart tonight. I will take baby steps and lean on the Risen Christ who is always with me. I entrust all of my efforts into his car