Is Lent a time of punishment or preparation?
Is Lent at time for binding the flesh or building up faith?
And in a culture that refuses to remember death, when we are marked by ashes (“from ashes you came and to ashes you will return”), let us remember that we will die, and that Christ has conquered Death.
After Fitch confesses that he’s been wearing the same clothes for three days, and that he is so “famous” that he is “in-famous” (thank you Three Amigos), Holsclaw and Fitch talk about Lent as a time to remember how God builds us in faith, that we must remember that we will die, and to remember that we will live in Christ.
Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year ~ Robert Webber
On the Incarnation ~ Athanasius