I had a conversation today with someone about Lent and what they were doing for it. I won't go into specifics, but the gist of the conversation went like this: "I would give something up, but it's too hard and I fail, so why bother trying?"
Why not try? And if you fail, you try again. If you keep failing, you keep trying until you can do it. I mean, I know we're human and I know tenacity is difficult, but if it's something good, persevere instead of giving up! I think we're too content not to try in the face of adversity, to give into comfort because it's easier. This is a terrible position we've allowed ourselves to be in. You fight the good fight, not because it's easy, but because it's right and good. That might be taking Lent to an extreme, but I was deviating a bit and generalizing.
In response to this conversation, I suddenly remembered a really cool band I'd forgotten about and began to rock out to their music.
I'm just going to leave this here.