Yea verily, He is risen!
This is a Lent and Eastertide that we will always remember. The year 2020 adds up to a 40; Lent commemorates Jesus’ forty-day fast. Moses spent a symbolic 40 years in the wilderness. So we shouldn’t be surprised that we are all undergoing a kind of wilderness experience, a unique kind of collective fast and sacrifice – also an encounter with conscience on a larger scale. Through Lenten prayer, repentance, and renunciation, we are cleansed and purified in preparation for the wonders of Easter morning when the Christ is revealed.
Each of us carries a weight on our hearts. It is the stone we have placed there in our own betrayals of self and God. But during Lent and at Easter there is the potential for the stone to be rolled away, and for the tomb to become the cocoon of our emergence, the “castle of transcending” (ARC).
Each time we think upon the risen Christ, we arise from the tomb of the self. We become immortal creators for God.