As most are aware, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten fast which ends with Easter Sunday. In olden times, all legal proceedings were set aside during this period of fasting, interior recollection and preparation.
As I write, the modern world is entering the very heart of a perfect storm, so to speak. The drumbeat of the pending, worldwide military conflagration has become incessant. As things continue to unravel all around us, let us turn our attention to the internal affairs of our own mind and heart. The sociopaths — along with those who assist them and those poor souls who let themselves be led by them — will continue to march headlong into whatever mess will naturally result from their choices and actions. If we take our lead from a crazy world that gets crazier by the day, we, too, will lose what little peace of mind and heart we possess.
Later today or tomorrow, I will make a brief post or two about the spiritual benefits of silence, solitude, etc. During this season of fasting, which lasts 6 and 1/2 weeks, I do not intend to make any posts — except, perhaps, on the Sundays between now and Easter. Please make use of the links I have provided if you desire to keep abreast of world affairs. Godspeed to you and yours, in 2012 and beyond.