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The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, penitence, and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lent was also traditionally the term used to describe the period leading up to Christmas before the term of advent was officially recognized.
Conventionally it is described as being forty days long, though different denominations calculate the forty days differently. The forty days represent the time that, according to the Bible, Jesus spent in the wilderness before the beginning of his public ministry, where he endured temptation by Satan.
From this Ash Wednesday (3/5) through the Saturday evening before Easter (4/19) be encouraged to attempt this practice if maybe for the first time.
We need symbolism, practice, and even discipline to assist our spiritual formation, awareness, and vitality.
Observing Lent has come to be a very moving practice for me and my family. Some would say that we should have a spirit of Lent all year long (much like the spirit of Christmas). The reality is, we do not. So, w/ this season of Lent may we see, hear, sense Him more clearly.
There is something unifying and beautiful when observing Lent. We’re joining with hundreds of thousands doing the same.
Sacred: -adjective 1. devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated. 2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy. … Read More →