Scott Hahn: Forty Days
Needing a little reminder of what Lent’s all about:
In the book of Matthew, Jesus, while in the Garden of Gethsemane says, “Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Here we see that the spirit is drawn to what is good yet found in conflict with the flesh, inclined to sin. We are all faced with this struggle, the full force of which Jesus accepted on our behalf and though his bitter passion and death, achieved the victory.
Like Dr. Scott Hahn stated, these 40 Days of Lent is a time in which we can look inside ourselves, it’s a test so we can find out what we don’t know. We come to realize that we are weak and in need of Christ’s strength, which we see in his mercifulness.
If your Lent has not been going well so far, don’t give up. What God asks of us is that we try, and continue to try no matter how often we fail. Let’s continue to pray for one another during this Lenten season, that we may arrive to the feast of Easter renewed in our faith.