Composting is in many ways one of the most spiritual of practices. It is the process that will feed the next cycle of life, which will take endings and serve new beginnings. For Christians, this is Holy Week.
This year Easter will be celebrated on March 31, but in 2014 it will occur on April 20. The reason has to do with the mismatch between the periodicity of the sun and the moon and the long history of human efforts to create a reliable and consistent calendar.
Lent and Holy Week are not just a time to take stock of our individual lives and turn towards God. This is also a time to take stock of our life together to prune out what is not healthy or helpful, to root out what is sinful.