Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cleaning Days

Remember, gang, Lent is the "desert"... and with B16 & Co. on retreat, the rest of the scene largely tumbleweeds for now, gratefully the chance is here to make the best start into it.

In the Eastern church, this first leg of the journey is known as "Clean Week" -- a time to get one's house in order, in every sense of the word, so that the path ahead can be its most fruitful. There's a great wisdom to that, and 'round here, the need for it is even greater than usual this Lent.

As ever, things'll start popping again in time... but for now, there's a good bit of dusting and Windexing to be done, literally and figuratively. To the extent you've got yours, too, hope it's going smooth and happily. And, well, back to it.

PHOTO: L'Osservatore Romano