Harden not your hearts, we will be told on Ash Wednesday, as Lent begins.
And how difficult it is. In addition to the injustices that have deepened during this ongoing pandemic, we are trying to live through the day to day.
So many of us feel numb, our hearts hardened simply as a means of survival. Some of us are exhausted, some angry, some worn down…we are all deeply frustrated in some way with the reality of the world.
But what if we can transform our frustration into holy frustration?
A frustration that gives voice to our weariness in the face of injustice, uncertainty, and crisis after crisis, but also allows us to tap into the inner wells of strength that God provides. One that keeps us, even in our numbness, open to hear God’s voice, to harden not our hearts.
Walk with writers from across the Ignatian network each day throughout Lent as we strive to turn our frustration into holy frustration in a way that keeps our hearts open and our action oriented to God’s voice and to one another as we seek connection and justice in our world.