Preparing for Lent this week (the penitential season of 40 days before Easter), I read the following words in our church’s weekly bulletin, written by our Deacon. A very simple explanation of a very profound experience, they capture how the church calendar mimics, defines and elevates the human experience.

There’s a place in Christianity for celebration (white) and for rest (green) as much as there is for taking a shovel to where you’re sensitive or hurt or angry and digging up what’s down there.

I share it here as part of the series February Beautiful.

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