Preparing for Lent.. The Great Flood lasted fo…

Preparing for Lent..
The Great Flood lasted for 40 days (Genesis 7:12)…
Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai (Exodus 34:28)…
The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 days (Numbers 14:33)
Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days (Matthew 4:2)…
You are about to enter into the season of Lent, lasting 40 days.
The number 40 represents something so beautiful: A period of preparation and cleansing (through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving) for something great that is coming. Lent is the perfect time to refresh our hearts and refocus ourselves on what really matters. That is why we give up the things (good and bad) that distract us and lead us away from God.
Lent is so much more than meaningless abstinence. It is about giving up the little things to grow in our ability to not give in to the larger things. It is about growing in patience with ourselves and in relationship with God through prayer. It is about remembering God’s incredible mercy and His never-ending desire to forgive us – to forgive you, to forgive me. It is about growing in humility; because the sooner we recognize we can’t do it all on our own, the quicker we realize God has it all under control.
”As gifts increase in you, let your humility grow, for you must consider that everything is given to you on loan.” -St. Pio
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