Lent is long enough to allow for missteps and resetting. But the hope is always to see Christ, to hear him: to hold this space and to be held by it. In the void, when my western, noisy Christianity seeks for detailed direction, control and safety, I see myself again standing at the threshold, refusing to go further into the desert.
The act of reflecting gives us time and space to hold up our life situations to the light of the Holy Spirit and scripture. In reflection we sift through experience to see the truth. In reflection we learn to articulate the truths we discover in our experiences. Like the disciples, we can step away from the crowds with Jesus and ask, “What did all that mean?”