Today ends the first week of A Mom's Nineveh 90. It's also the end of a very long weekend spent moving house into a smaller apartment.
Goals vs. Reality
All in all, a good week I think! The energy and enthusiasm of the Facebook group helped, and I only hope it remains for the 80 days left of the challenge.
A Thought from the Week...
When does charity trump diligence? This challenge calls us to greater scrutiny and reflection of our daily lives, and deepening our relationship with Mary, and through her, God - which is a beautiful endeavor! But when does our "checklist" become a burden to others. Say, for example, a friend offers a handmade treat to share in good company. Is it better to refuse (because of personal goals such as this challenge presents) or to graciously accept and enjoy that moment? We should "never cease praying" and offering our day to God, but perhaps we should ask God to help us be aware the moment that our goals become a simple checklist.
It's definitely something to think about, especially in doing such a challenge.