He is Risen, indeed. Blessed Easter, everyone.
So, after a Lent of blog posts, what have I learned? I love blogging, and am terribly undisciplined.
Each of my Lenten commitments fell by the wayside at some point, whether it was the #40acts picture challenge, my daily reading from early Christians, or the blog. Of course, Easter morning is not the day to flagellate myself about my shortcomings since Jesus' resurrection is a commitment to humanity despite our imperfections.
Yet, knowing my struggles is an important realization for Easter morning. The resurrection of Christ means that there is hope for new life, that holistic transformation is possible in the light of Christ.
So today, I am not committing to makeup all my failed Lenten disciplines. Rather, I am thankful for the way that this allowed me to grow in an area I have been trying to establish for so long - blogging - and for the realization that adding even more reading to an academic schedule is a silly way to try to discipline myself. I am thankful for the so many people I saw participating in #40acts, whose photos and reflections inspired me even amidst my shortcomings, and reminded me how central images are to the formation of our faith. I hope that in this resurrected life, I might become wiser in my decisions for disciplines to take on, and that I might receive a resurrected inspiration to continue with those disciplines that will help shape me into the image of our resurrected God.
Simultaneously a sinner and a saint.