For many, the Lenten season is synonymous with giving up something, with self-denial, often with little thought spared for why we do it. When viewed through that lens, Lent may be seen as a burden. Author Silas S. Henderson reminds readers that there is so much more to this sacred season. He explores the origins of Lent and how this holy season can truly enrich one’s faith on the journey from the ashes of Ash Wednesday to the light of Easter Morning. Henderson writes, just as each Easter provides us with an opportunity to renew our commitment to live as a disciple of Jesus, Lent enables us to ask ourselves real and difficult questions about how we are living that commitment right now.
By Silas S. Henderson