The Word Among Us

Lent 2021 Issue

I Will Lay Down My Life for My Sheep

The Blood of Sacrifice

I Will Lay Down My Life for My Sheep: The Blood of Sacrifice

What are you giving up for Lent? It’s a common question this time of year. People typically give up something they enjoy, like sweets, television, or coffee. Others might decide to give up one meal a week and donate the money they save to a charitable organization. Or they might decide to “fast” from judgmental thoughts or from engaging in gossip.

Every Lent we make sacrifices like these to help us grow in virtue, self-discipline, and detachment. But as we will see, our sacrifices don’t...

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