In these days of compression and short attention spans, many churches celebrate all of Holy Week on what once would be called Palm Sunday.
I yearn for a return to the old ways, when crosses would be draped in black or purple for these last two weeks of Lent.
I want to slow down, to savor this season, the last time we will see the purple paraments for many months.
I want to take time to ponder this Lenten journey from ash
I want to take my lesson from the monks and others who call us to the old ways, who remind us that those ways still have much to teach us.