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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.

Resurrection, More Than Just Life

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

A few years ago I was asked a fascinating question by a sixth grader in a PSR class. After talking to the class about whatever the main topic topic was I had some time to kill, so I was encouraging them to ask me anything, absolutely anything about any topic. After they started to loosen up and speak a little more freely this one boy raised his hand and asked this question with excitement and curiosity: “Is there anyway to not die?”