Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for us to recalibrate ourselves and re-set our internal compass to North…. to God. The 40 day period that follows Ash Wednesday is known as the season of Lent. At the end of which, we have the celebration of Easter.
The idea is to try to remove or reduce those obstacles that distract us from making our daily conversation with God, the most important conversation of the day. The ‘noise’ of life and the plethora of ‘stuff’ that takes up our time, benefit from a deep cleanse, particularly of the ‘stuff’ that does not bring us closer to God. Lent is a time for us to do just that.
“Lent is a journey that involves our whole life, our entire being“Pope Francis in his homily on Ash Wednesday 17 February 2021
I like how the figure in this painting is journeying alone, amidst the giant illusions of our lives, that at times seem insurmountable, but the guiding Light keeps leading and illuminating the path.
Which parts of this piece resonate with you the most?
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