Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The feel, the practices, the liturgies of Lent are given. Christians need not invent them. Yet actions performed on a regular basis seem more significant when we know what’s behind them. Another metaphor: those attending a Shakespearean play find his English less daunting if they have read the script beforehand.
Jesuit and historian Norman Tanner offers a brief history of Lent at ThinkingFaith. Learning a bit about the formation of this season of joy and preparation may add to anyone’s celebration of Lent.
Wiki-image of cross of ashes has been released into the public domain.