True riches do not come in having lots of things. The trend of minimalism can teach us a lot about Lent.
Lent is like a visit to the desert. You need a lot of preparation in order to see its beauty, even amid the desolation.
A reflection on this Sunday’s gospel reading (First Sunday of Lent).
Today is a day of earthiness and remembrance. Today as Christ washes our feet we can come as we are: dirty, smelly, and calloused.
Let us not forget Christ’s real human experiences. Prepare for Holy Week by paying attention to the bodily experiences of Holy Week.
So often we are awakened to a dialogue with God in the midst of discomfort, when we feel de-centered and off balance.
This Year of Mercy it’s worth being merciful to ourselves.
Public transit becomes a reminder to pay attention and cultivate an awareness of rest and being.
Buddhism’s Lenten challenge for us.