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.
How is Jesus’ story your story? Often the story we craft for ourselves is not truly sufficient for our life’s happiness.