#Quarantine life is starting to feel like a real #Lent

Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday and ends this Thursday, commemorates the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, alone and tempted by the devil. Some early Christians called the site of his desert struggle Mount Quarantine.Quarantine means something different to us now. Many of us are living through Lent-like experiences, cloistered like monks in our homes, forced to sacrifice our daily routines, thrown back on our own resources.Eerily empty public squares are a stark mirror of the bare spaces in our lives, once filled by community and communion.”Future generations will look back on this as the long Lent of 2020, a time when disease and death suddenly darkened the whole earth,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in a statement this week.

Source: Quarantine life is starting to feel like a real Lent – CNN