During the season of Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Easter. Some Christians will “give something up” or “take something on” as part of their personal piety during these 40 days of preparation. When I was young, it was common to give up candy during Lent. Some families will abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent. Others will attend an additional worship service or spend extra time in prayer and devotion. Still others use this as a time to set aside some extra money to give to the poor. In the Upper School, we have the Lenten tradition of observing the Stations of the Cross during our Chapel time on Fridays. This is an historical spiritual pratice where the congregation prays and meditates on the events leading up to the crucifixion on Good Friday. It is a quiet and reflective service that helps us “keep the main thing the main thing.”
We are so fortunate to be in a community that values the spiritual devotion of our young people. Please know of my prayers as we continue our Lenten walk towards Easter!