Lent is Not About Giving Up Gluten
Lent is rather a preparation for receiving love by practicing mercy; Mercy for our broken selves.
"The purpose of Lent is…above all a preparation to rejoice in God's love. And this preparation consists in receiving the gift of God's mercy - a gift which we receive in so far as we open our hearts to it, casting out what cannot remain in the same room with mercy.”
Thomas Merton, Seasons of Celebration
Cast out what cannot remain in the same room with me…
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