Jesus and Mary, from the crib to the cross. We started Advent with eager anticipation for Christmas, but we begin Lent with, perhaps, a bit more reluctance. Giving things up is inconvenient. Taking time for prayer interferes with an already busy schedule. Putting Jesus first means other things must be let go.
This Lent and Easter season, author Amy Welborn shares her own struggles and triumphs of trying to live Lent and Easter spirituality year-round. She shares how small moments of frustration can turn into small lessons of grace. We carry our own crosses alongside Jesus this season. But as we drop worldly concerns to pick up our cross, we may realize our burden has actually been lightened.