“The journey is essential to the dream.” Saint Francis of Assisi
Lent is often described as a journey. We start with ashes (and good intentions) and wind our way for forty days through a few mountains (and perhaps a few valleys) until Easter. Mayhap we get halfway and discover several spiritual good intentions have gone by the wayside.
We may fall – splat – in the murky mud of not-so-good intentions. One of the things Virginia gave up for Lent reasserted itself on her plate on DAY TWO of Lent. (Talk about lackadaisical intentions!)
Ups and downs are part of Lent, just like ups and downs are part of life. The point is, God is with us in the ups and the downs. Good intentions or not-so-good, God doesn’t leave us.
As we continue our Lenten journeys there’s no reason to be afraid.
God is with us always, always, always.
grace, peace & ups and downs journeys
Virginia : )
Photos: Western Cape, South Africa