The season of Lent is about identifying with the suffering and temptation of Jesus Christ for 40 days preceding Holy Week. In it, we orient and prepare our hearts to the weight of sin and death in order to celebrate the Resurrection all the more fully.
During Lent, we refrain from some of the good gifts of God so that we can see and receive the better gift of Christ Himself and so that we can identify more with the sufferings of Christ before celebrating His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Fasting as a family during Lent frees up time that would typically have been spent elsewhere to consider the work of Jesus together.
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