AM Day 17 of 40 Days of Lamentations
PM Day 17 of 40 Days with Job
Suffering and waiting. Lent prepares us for the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. We need these 40 days to reflect, repent and reform ourselves – so we can also suffer, die and resurrect with Him. So, yes, we are more keen to the suffering around us, and the suffering we experience. More traffic. More stifling heat. More long lines. More of this and that which annoy us. Makes us suffer even more. All so we can offer them up and learn from them.
40 days is a long time to wait. Just imagine waiting for someone to say YES to being your girlfriend. 40 days is a long time (though girls, you should make him wait longer than that). But you know that at the end of your waiting, you will experience happiness. Just like these 40 days. We know that at the end of this, at the end of the passion and death – we will witness the resurrection. Ultimate bliss.
Isn’t it worth it? 40 days does not seem to long after all.