Lenten Malaise

Lent is only 1/8 over and lassitude seems already to have set in. I can’t remember a year when so few people talked about what they were giving up for Lent or what activities they wanted to take on.

Fortunately, we have a series of lectures coming up on “Faith and the Emotions,” as well as a series of House Eucharists in parishioners’ homes. Both of these activities are new; I hope they will do something to relieve the boredom of Lent here at Incarnation.

Some of the malaise may stem from the unremitting bad weather of this winter. So much of our lives are indoors, it’s amazing that we care so much about the climate outside.

All the more reason to look inside–not least, to look at the state of our souls. —J. Douglas Ousley

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