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Month: March 2019

Lent Will Get Hard

1st Sunday of Lent

So how’s Lent going? Has it gotten difficult yet? Because it’s going to.

The Gospel says that Jesus “was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil.” Often I think we hear the word desert and the first things that come to mind is sand and rock and heat… but in scripture a desert is firstly a place of isolation, where there are no distractions to hide from your inner struggles. And just like Jesus, we have begun our forty days of being in the desert. I ask if Lent has gotten difficult yet because like Jesus we are going to come face-to-face with temptations of our own.