As we enter the Lenten season for 2021 - let's all remember the reason we celebrate this season in our faith. By definition Lent is "the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities."
Whether I choose to 'give something up' as a sacrifice for Lent, or to 'add something' to my spiritual life to acknowledge Lent, what's most important to me is the reflection on my own walk with Christ. Where can I improve my relationship with God? What are things I can do to grow others in Christ? How can I be more pleasing in God's site?
As Jesus wondered the desert for those 40 days, I often wonder what He was reflecting on. His life on earth? His separation from the Father? His coming fate at the cross? The devil even tried to tempt Him.