Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent. Many of us will be considering how to mark this time - maybe a pattern of life to pick up or something to do without for a time. Traditionally Lent is a time when we consider the struggle and often silence of following God. The moments in the wilderness where we have little and we face our darkness.
Writer Henri Nouwen said "“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.”