Lent invites us to stop eating whatever protects us from having to face the desert that is inside of us. It invites us to feel our smallness, to feel our vulnerability, to feel our fears, and to open ourselves up the chaos of the desert so that we can finally give the angels a chance to feed us. That’s the Christian ideal of lent, to face one’s chaos.
--Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I., Entering Lent
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Image source: Gustave Moreau, Christ with Angels