As the Easter Season comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the reason for the season. The promise of getting into the Lenten practices is a personal resurrection from some sense of lack or limit; from some sense of being held back. It is the promise of a renewal of hope in the great possibilities for your life.
The practices are simple but not easy. They take rigorous discipline--the discipline of taking dominion of our thoughts, words and actions. The framework is "fast & feast". We are to fast from all thoughts, words and actions that diminish our vitality and sense of well-being. We are to feast on all that brings joy to our hearts, meaningful purpose to our lives, and fires our fondest hopes and highest dreams.
Forty days ....only only 5 left. Make it count.