Lent is a sacred time of the year. On the surface, many cringe at the thought of Lent approaching, but deep down, faithful Christians anticipate this holy time with hopefulness that it will produce good fruit in their lives.
Recall Jesus saying, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:13–14). Entering through that “narrow gate” is a path that requires resolve and sacrificial love. In order to take that constricted and challenging road, we must face difficult aspects of our lives, including our sins.
This book offers reflections for the Lenten season that are based on Jesus’ forty days in the desert. Beginning with Jesus’ time preparing for His ministry, meditations on the seven capital sins and Holy Week complete the forty days. In addition, since Lent lasts more than forty days when Sundays are counted, separate reflections for every Sunday of Lent are included.