Days like February 21 can get lost in the mix. They are not holidays, feast days, the start of anything, or the end of anything. They are not the beginning of the week or the end of the week. Why should I take the time, put in the effort, or try harder today? I am at home, out of sight of all, out of the mind of many, nothing I do or say or think will really matter.
That, I propose, is why these days are more important and hold more value than any other. These are days our soul has time to ponder and our character becomes apparent in how we chose to use our time. The best assessment of your life is not going to be what you do on exposed days, but rather in the quiet of your home, in the still of your heart when your soul has time to open up and you hopes and dreams are given time to take center stage.
It can be so easy for these things to consume these days, so easy to end up wasting time we could be using for Christ. These are the times that try men’s souls.