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March 30, 2015

It's Lent - in fact, Holy Week.  The time for reflection on our Lord's suffering and sacrifice on the cross.  It's a time for prayer, fasting, and contemplation.  I'm trying to focus my attention this week on not just the sacrifice, but on the joy of the Resurrection and the subsequent grace that follows the cross.
Growing up Catholic definitely helped determine my outlook of Holy Week.  This early tradition impressed upon me what transpired on the cross, the burial, and the Resurrection.  I was very aware of the excruciating agony Jesus went through during His Passion.  One priest specifically during a Good Friday youth prayer service was quick to point out just what happened on the cross so we all would know the depths of suffering the Christ endured.  Within the various Protestant traditions and experiences I've encountered even deepened my understanding of that suffering and how it directly relates to me as His child.
What is impressing me now …