Lent, then, is something of a spiritual ‘detox’: a new springtime, as the name suggests. Far from being a time of loveless penance and things foregone simply for the sake of ‘giving up something,’ Lent is an opportunity to reopen our hearts to God and ourselves.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Moving Against Risks
When practiced in balanced ways, Lent has remarkable effects. Penitence is part of it, and so is Lent’s goal, reconciliation and living anew. Jesuit Peter Hosking described this balance:
His comment is contained in this reflection.