As a child, I dreaded Lent, however, over the years I grew to appreciate the gift of this sacred season. This year I’m thinking about fasting from the OUTSIDE and fasting from the INSIDE.
Reflecting on the Holy Week journey into darkness and the walk with Jesus into the Easter light!
We are now facing a strange religious reality that we could never have imagined—NO Holy Week liturgies, no gathering in the sobering silence and mystery of walking those last days of Jesus’ life together.
Beyond the trees and tinsel and light…beyond the gifts of family and friends…beyond everything around us is a silent, fresh Presence, awakening in us today in new and deeper ways.
By incarnating, Jesus raised the dignity and preciousness of our own human form. He became enfleshed to share fully our human experience of being in a body.