The season of Lent. I am curious – what do you associate with Lent? What feelings or words do you associate with Lent?
My sense is that it is not an obviously popular season. On the most surface level, its that season when you have to give something up – be it chocolate or beer or sugar or whining about your relatives. Not necessarily something we would say is fun…On a deeper level, it is this season of truth-telling, of being honest before God, admitting you are human, acknowledging our failures, recognizing our individual and collective sin. Not necessarily an opportunity we jump at.