I was reading Fr. Joe Krupp’s article (In the Know with Father Joe) in the March issue of FAITH magazine. He was giving advice to someone who felt they had missed the boat on making a good practice of Lent. While we complete the season of Lent this week, I think the advice he shared is timeless.
Father Joe quoted Canadian Bishop Scott McCaig:
“Ask the Lord where you are most vulnerable to the enemy – your greatest vice. Then identify the opposing virtue and embrace a discipline that will strengthen it. God doesn’t want your chocolate . . . He wants you. He wants your heart. He loves you!”
Isn’t that great? I love the simplicity of it.
Where are you most vulnerable? Where do you most easily give in to temptation?
I think this is a good, holy, work that we can do anytime, especially when we feel like our not-so-good habits are getting a bit out of control.
Praise God as we look forward to Easter!