It seems fitting (even if only serendipitously so) that today, the day before Ash Wednesday (and thus the day before Lent) is International Women’s Day this year — and not only is today International Women’s Day, it’s also the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. I didn’t know about this date alignment, but it’s quite appropriate in light of my plan for marking the 40 days of Lent.
Every day of Lent I will post a statistic from True Grit: Women Taking On the World, for God’s Sake by Deborah Meroff.
If the connection between this book and International Women’s Day is unclear to you, I hope it becomes clear as the days unfold.
I’m doing this to:
• participate in the suffering of others,
• weep with those who weep,
• mourn with those who mourn,
• partake of the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings, and
• keep my sin (in this instance: turning a blind eye to this injustice) ever before me.
I’m a relative newcomer to observing Lent (and the rest of Liturgical calendar, for that matter). Maybe this is a nontraditional way to observe this season of reflection and repentance; then again, maybe it’s not.
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