Obviously, I have not succeeded. One of my other Lenten efforts, to completely give up chocolate, is still in the success-stage. But that is not nearly as important to me as the daily mini-meditations I had hoped for.
I could con myself into thinking that reading one of the two-or-three daily spiritual emails I receive would satisfy my personal promise, but I'd be kidding only myself.
Reading is not meditating.
Meditating, IMHO, means really thinking about the subject. Even now, writing this, I am not meditating.
The good thing about our wonderful and loving Savior is that he is ever-forgiving. That means that I can just try again tomorrow, but I must, in my heart, make a real effort.
In fact, when I climb into bed tonight, in a short while, I will give some thought to those 40 days and nights, before I fall asleep.
Lord Jesus, please forgive my lack of effort lately. I do care and I will try again. Thank you for your everlasting love and forgiveness.