CMP Review 2023-02-21

CMP Review 2023-02-21

February 21, 2023

The season of Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. It’s a time when many believers, young and old, begin asking questions like, “What should I give up?” These questions reflect a sincere desire to participate in this traditional season of observance. But as in so many other areas, this desire for good can be enhanced by the application of insight and knowledge.

I have often wondered what insight and knowledge about Lent could be gleaned from Charlotte Mason and the PNEU. To my surprise, while I have seen much discussion about Advent, I have found comparatively fewer references to Lent. This has made it harder for me to point people to specific articles in the Parents’ Review that might enhance their families’ Lenten observance.

The shining exception is a somewhat mysterious yet beautiful article that appeared on two occasions in the Parents’ Review. Written under a pseudonym, the article tells the a story of how one family chose the season of Lent as a time to address a serious family problem. The story has stood the test of time and provides inspiration and guidance for those who think there must be more to Lent than just “giving something up.”

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, but it’s not too late to start thinking about how to shape your observance of the season that’s upon us. Read the compelling insight and advice of a writer who went by the name of Leader Scott, or listen to the engaging dramatization of the article by musician Greg Rolling. Both are here.