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.
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.
This morning’s lively (as usual) chat with hosts John Harper and Glen Lewerenz focused on turning our frowns the other way around this Lent and letting the Light of Christ truly shine forth from our faces. Listen to my segment at the 41:05 mark. You’ll enjoy it!