The Lent post-a-day gig continues here @ Roses in the Rubble, but today will be short(!) Just a quickie challenge from a quote by C. S. Lewis:
“We read of spiritual efforts and our imagination makes us believe that because we enjoy the idea of doing them, we have done them. I am appalled to see how much of the change which I thought I had undergone lately was only imaginary. The real work seems yet to be done. It is so fatally easy to confuse an aesthetic appreciation of the spiritual life with the life itself. To dream that you have waked, washed and dressed and then to find yourself still in bed.”
As our Lenten journey winds down to the final two week stretch, i don’t know about you, but a few spiritual things i had plotted to do (everyday, or almost every day) remain sketchily done. At the beginning of Lent i imagined doing them (& have done them in previous years, every day)… oi vey, this year. Not happening.
Sometimes we can’t see the change we want to become, because we actually have to get started. Open our sleepy spiritual eyes to what God wants to change in us. I have my list of what i want God to change in me, but what about God’s list for me?
Time to get out of our comfy spiritual beds and wake up!
It’s not too late!
grace, peace & spiritual eyes*
Virginia : )
*with help from Freddie the Frog (you can read about him by clicking here)