The objective of Lent is to strengthen ourselves against the Tempter and to become more Christ-like. If what we’ve chosen is self-defeating or such a breeze we barely think about it, then we’re not strengthening ourselves against Satan. If we’re trudging through Lent unenthusiastically, then we’re just wasting our time.
I suppose you could say it’s better to have fallen up the stairs than down. One could argue that the damage would likely have beenâ€¦
On old Jewish Hasidic tradition teaches us an important lesson about the ashes used on Ash Wednesday.
What’s the essence of Lent in ten words or less? I gave my Facebook friends that challenge. Here’s how they responded.