Lent. A period of repentance and renewal. A time of anchoring ourselves in our faith - in the age-old pattern of emptying ourselves of, well. . . ourselves, and filling back up with Jesus. By choosing to take a new expectation upon ourselves (either by giving up, or adding in), we place Someone else higher than ourselves. We remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return.
through the Gospels in 40 days. With Easter right around the corner, we are now about halfway through Luke, so we will likely not finish until late April. But that's just fine. This time of focus has been lovely for drawing my family in together and, for myself, clarifying what was missing from last year. . . an anchor of any kind.Lent isn’t about forfeiting as much as it’s about formation.We renounce to be reborn; we let go to become ‘little Christs’. It’s about this: We break away to become.”