Lent is a time to step outside ordinary reality. It’s not about giving something up for a few weeks or remembering to fast on Friday. Lent is a time to put aside the everyday reality and see with new eyes, to simplify our lives by our thoughts, words, and deeds.
For example, if you were told you had three days to live, what would you do?
Many, I expect, would say something like tell my family I love them; or have a celebration and invite all my friends and family; or maybe talk to their children or family and help them understand death.
Why do we wait?
Why do we wait to be kind, to be compassionate, to turn our lives from the everyday confusions and simply be, in love, in peace, in kindness, in compassion.
This Lent, what about thinking of being “in” instead of “giving up.”