This morning I brought a cross I had made to the church for the season of Lent. I may have had to carry it 200 feet. This is a good sized cross but not as large as the one Jesus had to carry a pretty good distance. I was tired and sore from the weight of the cross and the pressure it put on my body. I cannot imagine how Jesus was able to carry it as long as he did.
Lent is a time for reflection. It is a time of repentance and renewal, reflection and revival. It is a time to remember how God showed us in Jesus just how valuable we are to God. Lent is a journey from the Mount of Transfiguration to the Mount of Calvary.
During Advent we are reminded of Jesus promised coming. In Christmas we celebrate the birth of God embodied, God who became one of us. In Epiphany we rejoice in the light and love made manifest in Jesus. Now, we come to Lent in which we are reminded of Jesus experiencing what we experience. Lent begins with dust, ashes, and ends with darkness and the grave.
Tomorrow the journey begins.