Distracted, Diluted, Diverted: a Lent reflection

Illustration showing Jesus' temptation in the wilderness
Illustration showing the feet of Christ in the wilderness

Lent is a funny mixture of a season. There’s a clear link with forty days that Jesus spent in the Judaean wilderness at the beginning of his ministry, following his baptism by John. There is also a long tradition of Lent preparing for Passiontide and the death and resurrection of Jesus, at the end of his three-year ministry.