"Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from
Once again we are about to step into the season of Lent. Each year it seems to me (at least) that the positioning of Lent so soon after Christmas makes sense in our over-indulging and consumerist culture. After the season where everything seems full we walk into a time of deliberate emptiness. Lent, as Pope Francis reminds us, can reawaken our spirits and shake us from our lethargy.