I hate to tell you this, but you’re going to have to pray today.
Any Lenten penance you’re doing—any fasting, any sacrifice, any alsmgiving, any good works —these are all very well. But if you’re not praying regularly, all your efforts are like buying someone a present, wrapping it carefully with a big, beautiful bow, and then putting it away in a closet forever. It’s like cooking someone the perfect omelette and then leaving it in the pan. It’s like calling someone your best friend and then—well, not talking to him.
Praying is hard work. Praying is boring. Praying makes you feel silly, and you don’t do it very well. So what? Do it anyway, because if you’re not, you’re like a...READ MORE