February 20, 2018
Lent, for some, has a reputation of darkness, suffering and deprivation. If instead we consider the Lenten liturgical season an invitation to remember our frailties and mortality, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust,” the season can become an illuminating time to help us arrive at what it really means to be human. Lent, at its heart, becomes about asking ourselves the deep questions of who we really are, what truly matters in life, then taking steps to live in harmony with these answers.
A couple of Lenten pathways to consider during the forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter are: emptying - discerning how I stray from being the beautiful, generous and compassionate creature I am meant to be, taking a fresh look at my life patterns, breaking habits that don’t serve me as I begin to cultivate ones that do. Adding - an equally valuable practice in which I answer the question what I can commit to for forty days that might bring me in deeper connection to the world around me and a truer sense of joy.
The labyrinth is a safe and intentional place for introspection, a place to dedicate focused time to these questions. You are welcome to join us at March’s First Thursday Labyrinth Walk. –Plymouth’s Labyrinth MinistrySubscribe