The question has been posed, “Why, on earth, would we celebrate Lent this year when we’ve already given up so much?” Why give up meat, or chocolate, or television when we’ve already given up connection, closeness, shared meals and travel. Why make the next five weeks even more unbearable when we’re clinging to the simple pleasures we have in order to survive?
Last week I wrote about ways we can prepare ourselves for the impending loneliness of the winter months. Novel coronavirus has caused us to rethink how we live, how we can achieve a balanced and healthy life. This week I want to talk about ways we can do that in our spiritual lives.