Miracles do happen!… Sometimes the miracle is as inconsequential as an oil lamp that remained burning long after it should have been extinguished. It is in these small things that defy all human logic and understanding that we see the greatness of God.
The purpose of Lent is not to give material things up. The purpose of Lent is to gather spiritual things which are given in abundance to those who know that their treasure is their faith in Jesus Christ.
Coming to see Christ is the first step of a very long journey. It puts your feet on the right path. Whether you have the strength, courage, perseverance, humility and the love for Christ to walk towards him is up to you. Notice all the qualities that you need – and this is only for the first step! That first step is called a change of heart. How hard is that first step. Blessed be God who comes to prop us in our weakness.