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.
It can be easy to trust in the Lord in times of joy and ease, but how do we view Him in the midst of illness and suffering? As believers, we take comfort in the hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.
The season of Lent is an invitation to meet Jesus in our suffering. It drives us toward the love of God and reminds us that Jesus shares in our sufferings and we get to share in His—all for the purpose of becoming more like Him.
Jesus’ confession in the garden gives permission to those on a Lenten journey to say, “I don’t want to, but I want to want to.” The first thing we should give up for Lent is our desire to self-protect against suffering that sanctifies.
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