I have wasted a great deal of time in my life wishing things were different. I have wasted even more time not doing something because I was waiting for something else. I used to say to my children, “When the house is finished …” I was brought up short one day when my son said to me, “When the house is finished, can we go for ice cream?”
I figured out right away in the pandemic that I could not say, “When the pandemic is over…”. Weeks quickly turned into months and I went ahead with the life I have.
Spiritually, however, I continue to say to myself, “When this is over, I will become a more spiritual person.” The thing right now is getting settled in my new house.
The practice I want to cultivate this Lent is being more spiritual right now.