Finally, I can think again. Lent was not a good time for blogging, at least for me. I felt a little guilty that I was spending too much time thinking about the things that I would write about. There I was busy thinking about the things I wanted to write when I was away from the computer and spending time in front of the computer when I got the chance instead of thinking about matters pertaining to soul and eternity. In blogging as in life, it was difficult to have such internal conflict. Trying to attend to both matters kept me from focusing on and doing well on either. Eventually, the conflict was resolved in favor of the weightier matters. I stopped blogging for a full week. That did not necessarily make me any better or holier or more focused though. Remove one distraction, and ten thousand others would take the place of the one that was put away. That was how it was with me.
Yet somehow, I, and the rest of the family, managed to assist at the Holy Week celebrations even when we had to travel far to do so. For this, I give credit to my Betterhalf who fixed his schedule in such a way that we could go and attend the Holy Thursday Mass and Good Friday Liturgy. How nice is it to have a husband who prioritizes religious matters. I am blessed and thankful.
It was a good time for our family. It was especially a good time for the children who are becoming more conscious of their faith and are learning to live accordingly. They did work hard during Lent. They made little sacrifices that were suitable to their age.
Peace of soul comes to those with the right kind of anxiety about attaining perfect happiness, which is God. A soul has anxiety because it final and eternal state is not yet decided, it is still and always at the crossroads of life. This fundamental anxiety cannot be cured by a surrender to passions and instincts; the basic cause of our anxiety is a restlessness within time that comes because we are made for eternity.
If there were anywhere on earth a resting place other than God, we may be very sure that the human soul in its long history would have found it before this. ~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen