Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Some Catholic bloggers have expressed the concern that the news of Pope Benedict’s resignation would take away from the Lenten observance. I do not think so, but we will see how many will show up to have their foreheads marked with ashes.
I am coming to realize that Lent can be a time to deepen one’s spiritual life. When we enter more intensely into the spiritual practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving; we can find ourselves out of our comfort zone. It is then that God can enter in and transform us.