Think of your most long-standing and hard to change behavior. Try to figure out how not to do it for one day only – today.
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Wash yourselves clean!
Put away your misdeeds…
cease doing evil; learn to do good.
Make justice your aim.
I am not sure that the adage, “the path to hell is paved with good intentions” is accurate. God’s pretty good at reading our hearts, and if they are in the right place, I think we are in good shape with God. Having said that – good intentions need to be reflected in good actions that put those intentions into practice. This requires the discipline to do so; to not get distracted by whatever our excuse is this time. Lent is the perfect opportunity to undertake some sacrifices that get us out of our own way to get us more in tune with God and others.