On Approaching Great Lent

Is Great Lent something that we to conform to our lives? Or do we conform our lives to Great Lent?

If we take the former approach, the urgency of the world around us renders the practices of Great Lent optional: fasting, participating in lenten services, making a good confession, giving alms, etc.

If we take the latter approach, we tell the world that its urgency has to wait for a 40-day season, then fasting, participating in lenten services, making a good confession, and giving alms are things that we can actually do, even though they remain challenging.

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On Approaching Great Lent

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