When I was a young woman, a classmate of mine died in a horrible car accident. During this season of Lent, I found myself thinking of this person and all of the dreams they left unfulfilled. Individual milestones, which most of us take for granted, will never be anything more than a series of unanswered questions for him.
I often give up tangible items like sweets or my favorite glutenous snacks for Lent. This year I have given up something that I think will help me most in the years to come.
Although many of my greatest aspirations have already been achieved, there are many day-to-day things that I often put off, believing that there will always be another chance to do it in the future.
Last night, I called someone that I haven’ t been on the greatest of terms with for the past several years. I cannot begin to tell you how much weight has been lifted off of my shoulders with this small action. And that’s what I believe God wants for us. To make the most of the time we have in this life, by reaching out and connecting with others. Don’t wait. Make each precious moment count.