Before the commencement of our Ash Wednesday liturgy this week, I reflected with the girls and staff on how our Year of Sincerity might shape our Lenten experience. Lent is an opportunity for us to reflect inward – to examine our thoughts, our words, our actions, our hearts – and to work towards a renewal of spirit and the creation of a new heart in all of us.
This season of Lent, I’ve decided to go with what I’m going to take up rather than give up. Denial – whether it be by ‘giving up’ or ‘taking up’ - will count little unless they are reminders to us of the need to deny ourselves (see Luke 9:23), helping to shift our attention away from self-centeredness and directing it towards the Lord and other people. This is a desire and pursuit we continue to work towards as we deepen our faith journey through the value of Sincerity this year. Read more