LENT - FINDING
HONESTY AND TRUST
we do every Lent, we ponder the Gospel
account of the 40 days Christ spent in the desert following his baptism. During
this time of solitude, fasting and intense prayer, Jesus was tempted by the
devil. The Gospel reminds us of two historical focal points of the Lenten
season: the meaning of our baptism and the confrontation with our own
the baptized, have been united with Christ’s death and resurrection, and we
find ourselves on a challenging and sometime perilous journey following Christ in our lives.
Particularly during Lent , we allow the Spirit to drive us into 40 days of
fasting, intensified prayer and almsgiving. We should expect to confront temptation as Jesus did. We too, will face
dangers, but we can also count on the ministry of angels, provided that we
year we enter the “Lenten desert” to voluntarily strip away the distractions, the excuses and the rationalizations that so
quickly (and repeatedly) can lead us into comfortable complacency. With God’s
spirit strengthening us, we find the courage to honestly ask whether we
are becoming the disciples that we are
called to be.
if no one witnesses our sins , and not a soul know of them, we cannot hide the
truth from the eyes of our conscience.
In the end, what is important is not that other people know, but that we
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