Lent: an Invitation to be Steadfast – Br. Curtis Almquist

Br. Curtis Almquist

2 Peter 3:18

Today has traditionally been called “Shrove Tuesday.”  The word “shrove” is derived from an Old English verb “to shrive,” which means “to hear confession,” or “to grant absolution.”  To shrive is about cleaning out the cobwebs in the closets of your soul – things done and left undone, things said and left unsaid – which may clutter or weigh heavily on your conscience.  Shrove Tuesday is buttressed right next to Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of season of Lent, a season of penitence and abstinence.  Tomorrow, at the Ash Wednesday liturgies, we will begin with a Litany of Penitence. Read More