Lent is not a revelation to most of us. Rather, it's all too familiar - an old acquaintance we encounter periodically. Sometimes it's a joy, sometimes a trial, mostly it's just part of the familiar annual routine. We think about our spiritual routine and seek to revitalise it. That can be a sad sort of "New Year's Resolution" experience - we mean well, but it really won't last very long once normality kicks in.
To be honest, that's where I am. My best intentions have been gangin' aft agley with boring speed since Wednesday. I hope to pray as I have intended. I am reading the Parish Lent book (and enjoying it - it's called "Joy" by Peter Waddell). We are eating a lot less meat (none on Wednesdays or Fridays). And I will go to confession before Easter. Hopefully a little growth and insight will ensue. In God we trust - and in the grace that is always more ready to hear than we are to pray.