It all began at Ash Wednesday some 40 days ago.
At that first moment in my Lenten journey, I was reminded that, like Jesus, I too am on a journey with a definite ending, and that awareness has shaped me in positive ways.
Human death itself is just not that interesting.
It’s where every story ends, if you tell it long enough.
“What people do on the way to death—”, Jesus reminds me, “that’s what matters.”
The paradox is this: Yes, we are called to be at work for the Kingdom of God, and, like Jesus, we must be about our Father’s business. But we ought to pause in this short earthly life to listen to what God is telling us, because being in that silence can teach us everything.
The invitation to a holy Lent was our invitation to slow down, to look around, to invite God to move in our lives and in our world.
In the Roman Catholic Church, Lent officially ends at sundown on Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), with the beginning of the mass of the Lord's Supper.