My father worked in the heavy construction industry all his life. He worked on bridges, dams, airports, roads, and sewer and water systems. My earliest memories were of visiting construction sites watching steel and concrete rise where there was once raw land. He taught me the importance of having a strong foundation and that every structure has an essential purpose. Everything is built around that core, that purpose.
We don’t have the benefit of starting life from scratch. Our lives grow in many directions, stretched thin by dueling priorities and demands. Rather than beginning with a new foundation, most of us build and fill multiple aspects of our life and then see if we have a place or room for God.
Yet, Lent is an opportunity to rebuild our spiritual foundation, to put God at the core of our spiritual life – the center. No earthly harm can come to a person whose centered in the knowledge and love of God. When the winds and storms of a life’s demands come we are prepared. Ask yourself, as we complete two weeks of Lent, what do I need to move, to tear down, to change for my foundation to be secure.
“Easter is a constant reminder that a new spiritual life is available to us at any time, even in the midst of what seems to be the most disintegrating time imaginable.” — J. Pittman McGehee
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