Journeying into a different kind of Lent
by Annemarie Paulin-Campbell
This year the journey into Lent feels different. In one sense, given that we have been living in a somewhat “Lenten” space for the past year, we may feel some resistance to starting Lent again. This Covid pandemic has been a time of letting go of many of our customary pleasures and a time of difficult sacrifices.
It’s also a time when many of our usual Lenten practices might not be so easy. Many of us do not yet feel safe enough to attend church physically – and numbers are limited. We may feel saddened by the knowledge that we will probably not be able to attend Easter services for a second year running.
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