Lent is a preparation, a spiritually-disciplined journey, a purposeful reflection on Jesus Christ.
“But in those days, after that tribulation:
The sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not shed its light;
the stars will be falling from the sky,
and the celestial powers will be shaken.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. He will send out the angels and gather His elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.
“Learn this parable from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that He is near—at the door! I assure you: This generation will certainly not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. (Mark 13:24-31)