There are two different types of time. Chronos time is what we live in. It’s regular time, it is marked by calendars and schedules, clocks and deadlines; it’s reminders that pop up on your smart phone and it’s the two more hours we need in the day in order to accomplish everything that needs to be accomplished.
But then there’s kairos time. As a young mother recently blogged, “Kairos is God’s time. It’s time outside of time. It’s metaphysical time. It’s those magical moments in which time stands still.”
Lent is not only chronos time (yes, it is approximately six weeks of the presiders dawning purple for Mass, and six weeks until we bring back the “Alleluia”). Lent is truly meant to foster kairos time … God’s time. This ‘season’ carved out by the Church’s calendar is meant to identify our own need for some good kairos time through which God can move us from the ‘darkness’ into the ‘springtime’ of new life: from ashes to Easter, from death to new life.
To foster this movement, Lent invites us to engage and prepare more deeply for our most profound celebration of the Paschal Mystery and Easter.
Easter speaks to us of union with God, a lived intimacy with the Divine Source of Life.
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Sr. Barbara Reid, OP
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