Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff.
Also, are your churches opening up? What was attendance like?
For my part, I spoke about how the three temptations which 1 John 2 describes (lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life), are contained in the threefold temptation about the tree in the garden by the serpent to our First Parents (the fruit was good to eat, the tree was beautiful, and godlike knowledge). The first Adam fell in the garden. The new Adam was victorious in the anti-garden, wilderness. The three-fold temptation of the garden was repeated by the Devil and Christ overcame them in His human nature as well as His divine (for which there was no temptation possible).
|lust of the flesh||fruit was good to eat||change these stones to bread|
|lust of the eyes||the tree looked good||I will give to you all you see for you to possess without suffering|
|pride of life||godlike knowledge||throw yourself off and all will be amazed by you|
Lent is our time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving, which work against those three primordial temptations.
|lust of the flesh||fasting|
|lust of the eyes||almsgiving|
|pride of life||prayer|
And we take on mortifications to deepen these and also to offer reparation.