Editor’s note: The author explains her family’s Lenten commitment to take the Love Dare here . Regular updates will be posted all through Lent. Click here to catch up on previous posts. Due to CE staff scheduling, we will not be able to keep up with these posts daily, but we will make sure they are all posted, even though it means they run past Lent. ]
Our dare today encouraged us to read Scripture, focus on the Mass and to find time for God.
“The Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire” (Isaiah 58:11).
I didn’t do a very good job explain today’s dare to the kids. We were rushed all day. We encouraged them to pay better attention at Mass, which they did. We spent time praying together and made sure to say our family rosary in the car, but I don’t think we went far enough.
Today’s dare isn’t about what we do, as much as what the Lord does for us. He fills us. He heals the broken parts of us. He never lets us down (even when we do not understand His plan for us).
Family members inadvertently hurt each other all the time, but Jesus Christ will never hurt us. He is never late, thoughtless, rude, or hurtful. He is all love, forgiveness and healing.
I think that my husband and I will discuss today a little more fully and see if we can have a bit of a do-over. Perhaps we were still basking in the glow of yesterday and didn’t give the dare the attention it really needed today.
Lord, we are human and we fail. Help us to not brush by the dare days that need less work and more thought. We are more than half-way through and perhaps we are becoming a little complacent. Renew our fervor for the dare and for You.