Lent is already here? Haven’t we been living in a perpetual Lent since March 2020? I know it seems that suffering and sacrifice and restrection have been our recent lot in life, but this is all the more time to enter into a holy and prayerful Lenten season as we prepare for the Easter Resurrection of our Lord! Let me explain:
When suffering is cast into our lives it can be difficult to bear. Much like when an athlete starts training; at first it is difficult, but soon they find themselves lifting heavier and heavier weights, and next thing they know they are competing in the Superbowl! Well, for us Christians, our superbowl is heaven (foreshadowed during the Easter season), and Lent is our training camp. So when we pray, sacrifice, and give of our time, talents, and treasures for the good of others, we are building the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth in preparation for the Eternal Banquet Feast of our Lord!
Below you can click the links to download some helpful resources to live a joyful and spiritually productive Lent!
So what are you giving up for Lent?