Lent is a time to find the joy of God's light in even the darkest moments of the forty days following Ash Wednesday. It is a time to seek the joy in life and the gifts of God's grace as we prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord.
For while it may seem like we're never going to escape the darkness that casts its shadow over us at a given moment, we're reminded that the light of Christ remains with us always. The light of Christ illumines our lives and symbolizes the company of a loving God who will show us the way forward. But we have to choose to live as "children of light."
For each day of Lent through the Octave of Easter, author Daniel P. Horan, OFM, helps guide us to find the joy of God's light in even the darkest moments of the forty days of Lent until we move toward the joy of Easter.