“There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Every season has its place, whether it be the seasons of the year or the seasons of the Church. As we welcome Lent, let’s do so with willing hearts. Lent (which comes from the Anglo-Saxon meaning ‘spring’) isn’t a time to approach with dread, it’s a time to think about how we can live in a better and more meaningful way so that we ready ourselves for that greatest of celebrations of life, Easter.
Susan Rudolph, OSB
Photo: Sister Mary Catherine Holicky (spring buds in monastery court)