We are beyond the half-way point of the season of Lent for 2021. What resolutions did you make at the beginning of this journey on Ash Wednesday? Did you decide to do something penitential? If so, did you follow through with actions on those decisions?
Whatever your answer to the previous questions, the next one is even more pertinent. How will you finish out the season of Lent? When The Sacred Triduum arrives, will you be able to look back at your Lenten pilgrimage and see definitive evidence of spiritual growth?
The Fourth Sunday of Lent is known as Laetare Sunday. We are rejoicing because we are starting to sense the beauty of Easter in the midst of our Lenten pilgrimage.
This Sunday has also been referred to by some other names as well. Refreshment Sunday is an appealing name that has been used in the past. The Sunday of the Five Loaves comes from the miracle of the boy with loaves and fishes in the Gospel of John. The Fourth Sunday of Lent was also previously observed as Mothering Sunday, in reference to Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, where the faithful are called “sons and daughters of God”. Whatever title you prefer for today, how does it enhance your commitment to prayer, study, and action?
Many blessings to each of you for a fruitful continuation of your Lenten pilgrimage!
Someone told me to "find joy in the snow". Maybe it is easier to find the joy if you are not the one shoveling it or driving to work in it. I would still prefer to take my chances with an occasional hurricane in the warm air of South Florida.
To my readers in the West--stay safe!