Lent 3 – The Samaritan woman no longer needs her daily water because she has found the One who truly satisfies. The water here symbolizes all those things that we get addicted to. The woman at the well discovers that only God can truly satisfy us.
Lent 2 – The mountain is a place where we can encounter God. The disciples see Jesus Transfigured: the glory that God has hidden in the ordinary. Can you see God’s glory in everyday life? Can you see God’s glory hidden in the cross?
Lent 1 – Jesus fasts for 40 days and is tempted by the three great human fears: 1) Fear of being Empty. 2) Fear of being Alone. 3) Fear of being Powerless. These fears are why Adam and Even fell. Will we stand with Jesus and trust the Father?
Ash Wednesday – Ash Wednesday is a time to repent of being un-thankful, to admit that it is all really just ashes anyway, and to think of the One who never stops thinking of us. Maybe a little ash on our foreheads will help.
Ordinary 9 – God’s moral law exists because God made us and He loves us. Follow God’s law and you will be the best you can be. Have you built your life on the rock of God’s will, or on the sand of your own whims and desires?