Lent is a period of time which for many Christian traditions is observed during the forty days leading up to the Easter celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  For the ancient Church, Lent was that time when those who were preparing for the sacrament of Baptism undertook special spiritual and practical disciplines to prepare for their entrance into the Church, the body of Christ.  Then, as now, Lent is forty days of preparatory contemplation, discipline, and prayer.  Forty is a serendipitous…Continue Reading “Fighting 45: A Lenten Reflection”