There is meaning in mortality, there is a balance between life and death. Lent is a season that creates the time and space to reflect upon that meaning, to strive for that balance. Not that we rush through the reality of death, but that we discover how the reality of death infuses life with significance.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) The Season of Advent is upon us, and the waiting has begun. We