I must admit to a bit of minor annoyance with the pastor for the last week or so. He is reminding us at mass to begin to think about Lent… which is still a week away as I write this. On the one hand, I understand: make a plan so that you put yourself in a place to reap the most benefit from the season of Lent. That’s good. On the other hand, live in the NOW. Tomorrow’s troubles can wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow’s joys can be experienced with tomorrow is now.

So, I’ll pay some attention to Jack and consider what I might do to make myself more available to the graces of Lent. But, I’m really going to try to focus on now and the blessings of the day.