The week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Holy Week, is the most sacred time of year. During this special time, we enter into the passion of Christ — his crucifixion, death and resurrection — through liturgical celebration and personal conversion. While the season of Lent is a very important time in the Church, it is helpful to remember that our Lenten practices (prayer, fasting and almsgiving) are meant as preparation for the three days of the Triduum.
As parents of young children, when Lent comes around each year, I sometimes find myself thinking, “What else do you want from me, Lord?” This is probably the wrong way to look at Lenten sacrifice. The spirit with which we approach the sacrifice matters.
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