This may sound crazy, but I am really excited for Lent. Lent, a time of introspection to wrestle with the things that are hidden deep within the soul. A darker time, that is symbolized by sacrifice. Sounds exciting right? The idea of taking a shower after becoming filthy works, right? The idea of getting things off our chest after being weighed down with such emotional toil is helpful, right?
Although the process does not make me think of smiling bunnies and laughing gerbils, I do look forward to renewal, restoration and the warmth of sunlight hitting the face of my heart.
I do look forward to simplifying, and to have that which I don't need, removed. That way I don't rely on the unnecessary. I look forward to feeling hungry, and not just for the substance of food, but for the substance of true life. The things that make you want to get out of bed in the morning and keep you awake late at night.
And I look forward to trekking all of this with a community of people, to not go it alone.
So how about you? What do you think about Lent?