Can you believe Palm Sunday is upon us? As we prepare for Holy Week, now is a good time to begin reflecting on the failures and successes we’ve made during Lent. Here’s a great article to help us look back at how we’ve spent this Lenten season, and look forward to the culmination of our fasting and prayer at Easter Sunday.

“For many of us, Lent becomes a time to face ourselves.  Sometimes we discover that our resolve never quite bears fruit.  We can surprise ourselves when we notice our laziness, distractibility, or superficiality.  The disciplines that seemed so promising at the outset—“This will be a spiritual Lent for me!”—get a little burdensome, a little inconvenient, too easily forgotten.  The contrast in us between our desire for God and our love of ourselves can, in a penitential season, become sharp.  When this happens, we should not despair.  On the contrary, we should recognize that this is precisely what Lent is meant to teach us—we need a Savior!  We are in way over our heads.”

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