Lent is coming up. I wasn’t raised celebrating Lent, but it has captured my interest in my adult years. So I think this is appropriate for the Lenten season… I think!
I follow all sorts of different people on social media, and one of them is a nun who espouses the ancient Christian tradition of Memento Mori. It means “remember your death.” That sounds depressing, but it’s not supposed to be. It’s supposed to help you look at the stresses of life and remember that life is short. And very likely, a lot of the things that take up our time and make us worry aren’t worth the worry when we keep it all in perspective.
The traditional symbol for memento mori is a skull. Mr. Johns and our son thought that was dismal, and they weren’t wrong! But I wanted something on my desk to remind me of this perspective, all the same.
It took me a while, but I found it!
It’s a galaxy in a glass ball… and for me, it reminds me that Heaven is waiting. Life is short… and that there’s a much bigger picture.
I thought you might enjoy seeing some of things that make me think more deeply. For me, it’s my personal focus for Lent.
I hope you’re all keeping well, and finding time to read, think, and get your balance back, too.
Your comments make me feel warm and fuzzy. Seriously!