Dear Reader: The Light of Easter

At this time last year, most of us here in the United States were heading into a new reality that included lockdowns, quarantine, masks, and social distancing, all thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a year later, thanks to the arrival of the vaccine, we are starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of this very long and dark tunnel. In some ways, it reminds me of the season of Lent that we are currently in.

That is because, as we travel the 40 days of Lent, we do so while keeping our gaze focused on the great light that is Christ’s resurrection at Easter. The season of Lent offers us a perfect time for reflection—on both our everyday and faith lives. Right now, there is a lot to unpack on both fronts.

In this month’s issue, Phyllis Zagano encourages us to spend time in reflective silence in order to connect on a deeper level with the season. And in her article “Flipping the Question,” Mary Ann Steutermann calls on us to reflect on three questions that could change our mindset and put us on a path that follows in Jesus’ footsteps.

During this time of Lent, may you find some peace and comfort amid these chaotic times—knowing that we are heading toward the light of Easter.

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