In The Power of Now, spiritual author Eckhart Tolle suggests that the only point at which we can be defined is in this moment, the one in which we exist:
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.
Significantly, the only point at which we can know God is also in this moment, as we honor the presence of the Spirit that fills our lives, trusting in God’s action in the here and now, and remembering, as Jesus says, that we need not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
How might this notion shape our observation of Lent this year?