Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Pre-Lenten Reflection

It's been most of the month with no posts. That wasn't intentional; just reflects a lot of things going on right now.

Lent starts on Wednesday, so it's a time to think about what's keeping me from getting closer to God. It's challenging that a lot of the factors standing in the way of writing here during February are the same ones I wrestle with as we enter Lent.

Specifically, spending more time on Twitter to reach a wider audience is one of the things to work through and resolve in the next few days.

As I do that, here are a few ideas I first shared on Twitter that are relevant for Aligning Your Life's Work:
  • I watched Fr. Mitch Pacwa recently. One of his messages was that you can't separate your spiritual life from how you conduct yourself in all other aspects of your life.
  • Do you perform at a stronger level when you boss is around? Don't. You should be performing at that level all the time.
  • Are you deliberately looking for and sharing good news with the people you work with? Maybe you should!
  • Being kind and spreading hopefulness are both talents. Use these talents today!
Let's pray for each other to have a truly profound Lenten season.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Mike, I think so many of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to move our own lives forward--be it career, family, or in other ways--that we spend little time thinking about how to move God's kingdom forward. I know this is true for me! So often I question how I spend my time and wonder what I do each day that truly matters. It's a lot to think about! Lent is a good time to give that further examination.