“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3: 16)
Lent is a holy season. Lent is a period of grace. Lent is about the mystery of God being revealed to us. It is a moment to pray for the grace of Jesus’s great Love. It is a moment to engage ourselves in doing good works. It is a moment to deny sin and evil in our lives. It is a moment to experience real spiritual transformation. Lent is God forgiving us, reconciling us, healing us and unifying us.
The one who believes in Him is not judged; the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3: 18)
How have we allowed ourselves to be wrapped in the arms of His mercy and compassion? How did we encounter the Lord in our acts of prayer, tithing and fasting? How firm is our faith to combat and reject sin? How have we advanced in faith and mission?
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3: 17)
We are truly a people on a journey in this life. God is with us. God never abandons us. God never gives up on us. God continues to love us. Let us go through Lent open and ready to be filled by His Spirit.