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The Journey of Lent

 

Currently we are well into the Season of Lent. The word "Lent" means "springtime." Specifically, it refers to a springtime for the Church. It is a time when we seek to know the new life that is rooted in the dying and rising of the Lord Jesus.

The season of Lent is marked by a 40 day period before the Celebration of the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. The number "40" is very symbolic since it signals a time of preparation. The Israelites spent 40 years in the desert being tested before they entered the promised land of Canaan. After Jesus was baptized he spent 40 days and nights in...



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