Tomorrow, we enter the final three days of Lent, the Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. As the Passion narrative from Palm Sunday demonstrated, everything is about to turn on its head. We’re on the verge, and tension is building. Really, it’s been building for the past six weeks, and we’ve felt it as we’ve journeyed toward the cross; the weight of the season is heavy.
Now, more than ever, we’re called to put our Lenten practice to use. It’s time to harness what we’ve learned and take it into the Easter season. More simply, we must move on. However, our journey doesn’t end simply because Lent does. We continue on, better equipped, thanks to Lent.
By making time for self-examination, prayer, and fasting, by going back to the basics, by preparing, we’ve reaffirmed our faith during Lent; we’ve built new rituals. Let us not lose these practices, but, rather, embrace them as routines that will bring continued value and strength. Take Lent with you beyond the cross.
Appointed readings for today: Isaiah 50:4-9, Psalm 70, John 13:21-32