Sometimes we come to a point in our lives where we think about the definition of insanity, which more or less goes along the lines of doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. What if we looked at *today* and asked ourselves, could it be different? Are we stuck in a pattern of thinking that things always have to look this way?
We have a choice.
We can get up in the morning one day and choose "different." Maybe our lives will look exactly the same from an external viewpoint, but from an internal perspective it can be transformed. We often get so used to things being a certain way that when it changes, or we have the opportunity to change it, we don't know what to do with that. We can go through life for a long time carrying some burden or false identity or trauma that when it comes time that we really can let go, we don't know how or we don't know how to live without it. How strange we can be!
Maybe the answer is in letting God take it from us. We can have this disposition of surrender and ask God to set us free from whatever is weighing us down. He can do it. He wants to do it. We have only to let Him and then all that is left for us to do is go forward and see the world differently. This is what Lent is about, allowing God to transform our lives (and a profound place for that is the confessional) so that He is more free to operate within our souls.
Someday, we may look out on the vast horizon and notice its beauty for the first time. That's different.