We have good intentions. We want to do good. But there are times when things get in the way, we are detoured, things happen. It is easy to get discouraged, but what if God's spirit might breathe on us anew. Might our dry bones live?
Lent is a time of preparation. But before we can even begin we have to recognize where we are. We have to remember our basic story, the one that starts way back in the garden. It is a parable. It is true. It is our story. It is where our journey to the passion begins.