Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Thoughts as Lent ends April 15, 2017

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Photographed in the balcony of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Trier, Minnesota.


TODAY MARKS THE END of Lent, the 40-day period of intense spiritual focus that began on Ash Wednesday. For Christians like me, these past weeks have been one of contemplation as I consider Christ’s suffering and death.

As I read my bible and daily devotions, I felt sometimes overwhelmed by all Christ endured. The betrayal, the pain, the agony, the abandonment, the public ridicule, the horrific death… Mine is a normal, human emotional reaction.

When I react that way, it puts the difficulties of my life into perspective. Nothing I have endured matches what Christ suffered for me. How great His love. How great His sacrifice. I am grateful.

© Copyright 2017 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


9 Responses to “Thoughts as Lent ends”

  1. wyonne Maack Long Says:

    Praise the Lord!

  2. Littlesundog Says:

    Well said, Audrey. It is a time of contemplation, compassion and gratefulness.

  3. Valerie Says:

    Amen. I am grateful too.

  4. … and that He does and with our prayers will continue to do so, grant us HIs love and forgiveness for all of our sins and human frailties down through the millennia should give to us the reason for celebrating the Greatness that is His alone!. HAPPY EASTER Audrey to you and all of your family and friends.

  5. Missy's Crafty Mess Says:

    All humans need to put things into perspective from time to time and the people who most need to don’t. Thanks for sharing

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