It has happened again. The photo-a-day discipline has taken an unexpected twist.
I ended up working 15+ hours yesterday, leaving from work at 11:00pm and arriving at home just before midnight. As I didn’t take the camera with me, I failed to take the photo of “penitential” on the day it was supposed to be taken. I have thus broken one of the rules I set for myself when I set out on this journey.
Enter the serendipity…
The essence of penitence is recognition of our failure, acceptance of forgiveness (the harder part) from God and others, and a willingness to forgive ourselves (the hardest part). This frees us to move forward unencumbered by our past transgressions.
So, I missed a day. I broke one of the rules I set for myself. I have two choices. I can allow it to derail me or I can recognize the failure and get myself back on track. Who, but myself, really will hold this against me? Nobody.