Lent: Day 9

Remember to keep things simple

When it comes to matters of faith, it can be easy to overcomplicate things. “I’m no theologian,” many people remark when asked to speak about their faith, as if they need to be an expert scholar in order to share what Catholics believe. Or when it comes to jump starting one’s spiritual life, many people zealously develop an overly robust plan, which can end up being too demanding or impossible to stick with.

It’s best to keep things simple. After all, Jesus says, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 18:3). How do children approach life? They willingly share affection, freely express their needs, and go about their day secure in their mother and father’s love for them. 

Commit today to living like a child: loving without measuring the cost, speaking to God about your needs, and trusting in His provision for you.