Sunday in the First Week of Lent

When were you last really happy? On this First Sunday in Lent let’s ask ourselves that question. While the faint smudge of ash may still be found on our brow, let’s search our memory. Is the happy memory of that moment fresh or must you spend some time with this one? Whether it is fresh or has a few cobwebs on it, bring it to the forefront to ferment every once in a while.  As Meister Eckhart suggests don’t hang a sign on the pleasant moment saying, “you have just entered restricted ground.” Great moments should be visited like we say to Democrats in Arkansas about voting – “do it early, and often.”  God sets the example for us when living our lives, even during Lent. Eckhart explains when he says, “ Why are there so many stars and souls with no end in sight for them? Because nothing can interrupt God when he is having fun, creating.” Lent is a journey that will be difficult and exhausting, but as my Grandmother used to say, “might as well make the best of it, no sense fretting about it.” So conjure up that happy moment, “whistle yourself a happy tune,” and as the seven dwarfs used to say “Hi, Ho, It’s off to work we go.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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