I have learned that the word Lent comes from the Saxon word for length,
which specifically denoted springtime.
So, once again, the church calendar is specifically connected to the seasons in the natural world.
This connection seems apropos considering the weather we have of late...
It's beginning to feel like--dare I say it--spring??
The snow is melting into giant puddles; the sun's strength means heavy winter coats and toques aren't necessary; little E took her afternoon nap outside.