Lent is a spiritual journey.
Wendell Berry writes, “The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles…only by a spiritual journey…by which we arrive at the ground of our feet, and learn to be at home.”
Sometimes, I feel like I imagine Jesus felt in the wilderness. Temptations to abandon the journey are everywhere. Why did I decide to claim more prayer and meditation time as my Lenten journey? Why didn’t I decide to give up chocolate? That would be easier (for me).
Faith promotes healthy relationship–with God, myself, and others. But, as Stephen Covey says, “The greatest battles of life are fought out everyday in the silent chambers of our own heart.”