Lent happens every year so it isn’t so much a surprise as wondering what I can say about Lent that hasn’t been said before, maybe even by me!?
I am not interested in skipping parts of the Liturgical Year, especially not for such a shabby reason as . . . it’s not easy. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit who frequently makes what I might call, “not easy,” into something I can do.
This year (for what I think is the first time) I took a close look at the temptations Jesus faced after his forty days in the wilderness/desert as related by Luke (Luke 4:1-13). What I discovered was the essentially human-requirement(s) nature of the temptations.
This is a new way for me to look at it and if you give either or both of the sermons a listen, I am curious if this is new to you too?