Mauricio I. Pérez

Mauricio I. Pérez, a member of St. Monica Parish on Mercer Island, is a Catholic journalist. His website is www.seminans.org.

Website URL: http://www.seminans.org

Seeds of the Word - Lent, a season of temptation

Perhaps this column’s headline is somewhat shocking. We tend to think of Lent as a season of penance and conversion, not of temptation. Nonetheless, temptation is an unavoidable reality in this liturgical time that prepares us for Easter. Just notice how keenly you crave meat on Fridays, precisely when we should abstain from it.