February 14th is Ash Wednesday, marking the first day of a 40-day Lenten journey. February 18th will mark the first Sunday of Lent. The Lenten season is upon us. Compared to previous years, this year’s Lenten season arrives a little earlier. In fact, as Christians, we can’t imagine our spiritual journey without the Christian calendar, which includes the Lenten season, Pentecost, Advent season, and so on. This brings us to the question, “Why do we need to observe the Christian calendar annually?”

There are several reasons for this, such as remembrance and celebration of our faith journey, unity in the faith community, teaching and passing on the faith, among others. This shows that the Christian calendar is not just a way to mark time but is a spiritual tool that enriches faith, fosters community, encourages spiritual discipline, and connects believers to the historical and universal church.

So, as the Lenten season approaches, why don’t we reflect anew on the meaning of this 40-day spiritual journey?

Traditionally, the church has used these forty days for introspection,
reflecting on the last days of Jesus’ life. Personally, I encourage you to take a time of silence during this Lenten season to deepen your intimacy with the Lord, our Lord and Savior. This practice was also observed by our spiritual
ancestors during this special season.

Why don’t we embrace silence as we prepare and share together for Lent?



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