A few days ago, many believers in Christ began commemorating the season they call, Lent. It is basically a time of more concentrated, daily meditation about what Christ endured during His final days on earth.
Many Christians observing this time period have a mindset of solemnity and seriousness regarding the sacrifice of the Savior of mankind. Throughout the season, they focus on the immediate events surrounding Good Friday
and Resurrection Sunday. Reflecting on the pain
of mind and body that Jesus underwent for
mankind’s behalf is their main purpose
during these days.
It is well and good, of course, to think on these
things. It is indeed understandable to meditate
on what God did for us over 2,000 years ago. But
to be extremely overcome with sadness and gloom,
to undergo one’s personal body through frequent
fasting plus engage in various painful exercises
in order to express some sort of penance for forty
or so days is unnecessary.
Again, to be continually sad and constantly watching crucifixion movies, being tearful, being woeful with bleakness and cheerlessness about what happened at the Cross is totally far beyond what we Christians are to be doing at any time period. (Click on: Champagne for Lent).
Jesus, the Son of God, is alive and doing well in heaven. He is in His glory. He is overjoyed in offering salvation for any and all who believe on Him.