As we approach the season of Lent in 2021 most of us are probably more uncertain about how the immediate future will unfold than we have ever been in our lives. Yet Lent is here again as it was last year and as it will be in years to come.
The late Henri Nouwen described Lent as a time to re-focus and to re-enter a place of truth. It is here where we find our true identity. This says that Lent is a time for reflection. This can be done with little structure. Some people may give things up for Lent, others start something new.