The Lord gives snow like wool;
and scatters frost like ashes.
Ash Wednesday was white with snow. The first day of purple reflecting dazzling light around, ensuring that there were no dark places.
Lent isn’t a dark place, it is a place of increasing light as we discover more of God and more of ourselves. Yes it goes dark as it nears it’s end as Good Friday and the cold dark tomb of Holy Saturday arrive, but for now it isn’t dark and we mustn’t make it dark. Lent might not be a time for Alleluias but it isn’t a time for glum faces. We can only truly see with light to see by and if we are to take Lent seriously we must bathe in the Light and rejoice that we can be changed.