We’re in a holy and joyful season of Lent. It’s holy because in this time God calls us out of the ordinary routine, the ruts that we sometimes find ourselves stuck in. It’s joyful because in this time we intentionally expect resurrection. We have this grace to clean house in our souls, to tidy our heart’s desires, so that we can live the most vibrant, the most important lives possible.
And Lent takes work.
Our ancient tradition gives us the pattern for us to follow, each in our own way. The pattern is prayer, fasting and alms.