Grace and Peace,
Sunday is Laetare Sunday, a slight reprieve in our otherwise austere Lenten journey. Vestments are traditionally rose colored for this Sunday, as is also true of Gaudete Sunday during Advent. We don’t lose sight of where we are on the journey, but as the Latin word Laetare translates, we can rejoice, and take a deep breath.
This is a good time to look back at our Lenten journey, and look towards our Easter celebration. Are you where you wish to be on the journey, do you need a reset or redirection? A few weeks ago, in this space I wrote that our journey closer to God is not confined to the 40 days of Lent, when you start, or restart, this journey will be the perfect time for you.
An activity that you may wish to consider is the Prayer Vigil offered from 9pm until Midnight on Maundy Thursday. On the night before he died, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John saying “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” We will offer time in our prayer room, to remain silently in prayer with Jesus, if even for just one hour; a signup will be available soon.
In the remaining weeks of Lent is there anything you wish to do differently? In the remaining weeks of Lent is there something you might try so that you can be closer to God? Rejoice this Sunday and take stock of where you are, and where you wish to go.