“. . .My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”  Matthew 26:17

Today is officially the last day of Lent!  Starting tomorrow, the Triduum begins – a three day immersion into the Paschal (Easter) mystery.   The appointed time has indeed arrived to: look back on these forty plus days and  feel good about consistency or regretful about broken promises; to set our eyes on the central mystery of Christianity as we are about to celebrate Holy Thursday and the model of the servant leader; to face the horrific story of the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday;  to prepare ourselves to enter the hushed tomb of Holy Saturday and ultimately, the glory of the resurrection at the great Easter Vigil.