Fake fortresses

Hoarding.  It causes health and safety problems.  And then there are the deeper needs and problems.  The ones that cause people to hoard. 

And for those needs and problems, hoarding can be an effort to deal with them.  By building fortresses.  Too bad it doesn’t work. 

The fortresses of hoarders are easy to spot.  The ones that are harder to spot are the fortresses all of us build.  Inside ourselves. 

And that’s the other side of the pilgrimage of Lent.  It’s a call to come out, to leave our fake fortress.  And make our way towards the Real. 

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Sunday