Here’s an easy A, B, C to steering a steady course through Lent. The A, B and C stand for the pedals in a car: the accelerator, the brake, and the clutch! So, how does it work?
We need to move forward in our Christian lives with greater power, determination, and focus. The accelerator represents almsgiving and that greater generosity which develop the spiritual strength to move us on with greater speed.
The brake is that self-denial and restraint which reins in those out of control appetites for food, drink, entertainment, sleep, and anything else which creates an opening for self-indulgence.
The clutch gives us that balance in life which can only be found in prayer as we allow the Spirit to tune in our hearts and minds to God’s priorities.
So there we have it: accelerator, brake, clutch; almsgiving, fasting, prayer.
A Lenten journey as easy as A,B,C!
Fr Ged Kelly.