One of the things about Lent is its length. You have a 40 day period not counting Sundays. That’s a pretty long haul over a 10th of a year and it generally takes place during the end of the winter season when you are anxious to get out of a time of cold and darkness.
As you get to the 2nd half, you have the baseball season beginning, you have spring and you have the warm weather. It begins to be a downhill trip rather than an uphill one.
The trick is to reach that point.
Faith is often like that, consider the parable of the sower and the seed, you have the seed that can’t get started on the path, the seed who barely gets started on the rocky ground and the seed that gets choked by the weeds.
As we progress the enemy will put obstacles in our way to try to throw us off the path, to make us tire of it because if we reach the top of the hill we might have the confidence to go on to the end.
The trick to keep moving forward and with the help of Christ it’s something we can do. In fact some years like this year with a late Easter we might even get an early glimpse of the finish line with spring and baseball already in play before we hit the half way point.
Let us resolve to keep walk with the Lord this Lent and not let the Devil’s trick to derail our journey before we’re half way there.