From Dust To Glory
Without the Cross, there can be no empty Tomb.
Without Good Friday, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Without Sacrifice, there can be no Redemption.
Without Death, there can be no Resurrection.
And so we enter Lent, the Church's built-in forty day spiritual retreat. A time set aside to contemplate the true meaning of why Jesus came into the world: to save us from sin. A time for self-examination as to what prevents us from being more authentic disciples. A time to focus on denying self, taking up our cross, and following the Way, the Truth, and the Life. A time of fasting so we can truly savor the Eucharistic feast. A time of almsgiving so we can truly purchase the Pearl of Great Price. A time of prayer so we can truly announce "Alleluia".
Roughly a quarter of the calendar year to assist us in our journey to eternal life.
Let us pray for a spiritual harvest of thirty-, sixty-, or even a hundred-fold.