We are now in the season of Lent. This season is 40 days which corresponds to other 40s in the Scriptures. We saw last Sunday the 40 days of rain on Noah. We will see the 40 years of the Hebrews wandering in the desert. Jesus will go out into the desert for 40 days too.
This desert time is important in Lent. Life is very busy and fast. Time to slow down is required to listen during Lent. Desert time is time to not only listen, but to purify, re-direct our life and acknowledge the fight against temptations.
Through the various spiritual tools the church offers us during Lent, we prepare for the solemn celebration of Holy Week and the hope and joy of Easter. But, without the work of Lent, these celebrations are more about bunny and eggs.
May your Lenten journey be filled with desert experiences and the ability to listen to God!
PS For weekly reflections from my sermon go to the Deaf Web Page link below.