Ash Wednesday, 14 February
Lent is the old English word for Spring, a season of emerging colour and light and of an earth waking from its sleep. Yet we often think of Lent as just the opposite! However, despite its liturgical austerity, Lent is a time of renewal, of inner searching in readiness for the saving actions of Jesus at Easter. We are called to detox ourselves, to rid ourselves of those deadly sins and to willingly and lovingly embrace the works or mercy. We don’t need to boast about it, we just need to do it in simplicity of heart. Let the light in, so that the sun can shine out!
“Lord, you are the light that brings me out of darkness, may I walk in your presence forever!”