Jesus never went to seminary.
Jesus never did a church internship.
Jesus never took a General Ordination Exam.
Jesus went into the desert.
Immediately following his baptism, Jesus willingly embraced adversity, went off into a secluded place, and wrestled with his demons.
Then, after 40 days, he emerged, trained and equipped for the work ahead of him.
Ever thought that God wants us to do the same thing – because doing so, like Jesus, can shape us into the kind of people we’re meant to be - to do the work we're meant to do?
Lent is the Church’s invitation for us to willingly embrace our adversity, seek a secluded place, and wrestle with our demons - and bask in its ability to change our lives.
Come with us, into the desert.