I enjoyed the following piece which was shared last Sunday in my parish bulletin. Unfortunately, I don't have the author's name, so I am unable to fully attribute the piece. If anyone knows who wrote this, please reply in the comments below. This little reflection mirrors my own feelings towards this wonderful Lenten season:
Lent - 40 Days
If we were knives, Lent would be a time to sharpen our cutting edges.
If we were cars, Lent would be time for an oil change and a tune up.
If we were swimming pools, Lent would be time to filter the dirt out of the water.
If we were gardens, Lent would be time to fertilize our soil and dig out our weeds.
If we were carpets, Lent would be a time to get power-cleaned.
If we were VCRs Lent would be time to clean our head and adjust our tracking.
If were were computers, Lent would be time to overhaul our disk drive.
If we were highways, Lent would be time to repair our cracks and fill our chuckholes.
If we were TV sets, Lent would be time to adjust our focus and fine-tuning.
If we were batteries, Lent would be a time to get recharged.
If we were seeds, Lent would be a time germinate and reach for the sun.