This Holy Week has been reflective and moving for me, and I am so grateful for the awe, wonder, and humility which has been placed on my heart. Jesus as my Savior is the only thing I can boast in, although a sinner in every sense of the word, I am on a path to holiness because He wills it. Our Lord is the one who gives me the abilities and talents I possess and I must think, act, speak, and pray for the goodness of His glory on earth.
During lent my husband I were driving home from his parents farm and I felt moved to sing Hallelujah by Bethany Dillon. He reminded me that per Catholic tradition, I shouldn't say Hallelujah during lent. This made me frustrated, because I was just praising God! Really, though, that's what Lent is all about, isn't it? A time for us to remember what Jesus sacrificed for us, a time where you recognize the uncomfortable parts of being a Christian, and reflect on why it is so worthy to bask in frustration and sacrifice for the good of becoming closer to God.
Being able to sing Hallelujah on this blessed Easter day allows me to truly feel God's joy and saving grace throughout my entire being.