Lent is the opportunity to surrender, but more, to abdicate. The throne is not mine. I am but an imposter here -- a poseur -- and the weight of the crown is far too great.
And there is more. Through this Lenten sacrifice, through the righting and restoration, there is a breach in our amour and an opening for the miraculous. On Sunday, Father Jonathan beseeched us to remember that miracles are still possible and to ask and pray for such a miracle. "Do not give up," he said, "God is not done with us."
I had briefly forgotten this. Lent is, surely, about the way of the cross, and walking that way in willingness, barefooted and naked. But Lent is also an opportunity for conversion in its deepest sense, for metamorphism and for miracles.
What are we waiting for?