The Word Among Us

Lent 2005 Issue

Grace in the Wilderness

The Sacrament of Reconciliation in Lent

After forty years of wandering in the desert, just as Israel was about to enter the Promised Land, God commanded them to be strong and brave (Joshua 1:6). He wanted them to know that while he did promise them a home for themselves, the Israelites had to cooperate with him in order to receive this inheritance.

In a similar way, God calls each of us to be strong and courageous so that we can experience his freedom and grace during our Lenten "desert"...

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