WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.
Not literally, thank heaven, with cars whizzing by at full speed. That’s a scary place to be.
We are in the middle of journey through Lent. The middle, that is, of our 40 days of fasting, prayer and alms-giving – a much safer place than Route 66.
But there are dangers even for spiritual travelers. As Hebrews says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
On Ash Wednesday, Jesus warned us against hypocrisy – spiritual exercises done for show, rather than out of a true desire for God’s presence.
Lenten discipline is a not a diet plan; a life of prayer and personal reflection is not easy or comfortable.
But stay strong on the journey. The road of prayer may be rough sometimes, but it is beautiful, and worth the trip.