When Lent Chooses You (Morning Air)

Get a unique perspective on Lent through the lens of Kate Wicker, who’s battling through what she describes as her “worst Lent ever.” Amid the laughter and the tears, Kate shares a profound lesson: sometimes, the crosses we bear choose us, transforming our Lenten journey in ways we never expected.

The Unplanned Sacrifices: A Tale of Pain, Parenting, and Perseverance

Kate’s candid confession of her Lenten struggles, from health hiccups to a heartbreaking hamstring tear, unveils the messy beauty of spiritual growth. Her journey isn’t about the sacrifices we pick from a list; it’s about the trials thrust upon us—each a unique opportunity to deepen our trust in God’s master plan.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family First: The Wicker Wisdom on Suffering with Style

Kate, a mom of five, finds herself grappling with the reality of her dad’s health scares and the challenge of being sidelined from her beloved runs. Yet, it’s in these moments of forced stillness and discomfort that she discovers the power of offering up her pain, aligning her heartache with Jesus on the cross.

The Ultimate Lenten Plot Twist: From Despair to Divine Hope

It’s a testament to the transformative power of faith during Lent. Kate invites us into her world of relentless optimism, where even the darkest days of Lent can lead to the luminous dawn of Easter. It’s a call to embrace our crosses, not as burdens, but as bridges to a closer relationship with Christ.

💔 The Heart of the Matter: Crosses, Community, and Compassion

As Kate navigates her unchosen path, she is reminding us that every cross we bear is tailor-made for our journey to heaven. She challenges us to be the Simons and Veronicas of our time, offering a shoulder to lean on and a soothing balm for the wounds of others.

🙏 A Lenten Reflection: Uniting Suffering with the Savior

As we stumble with our crosses, it’s the act of rising again, of continuing to trust in God’s plan, that carves the path to Easter joy.

🌟 The Final Sprint: Ending Lent on a High Note

With Holy Week on the horizon, Kate’s reflections serve as a rallying cry to finish strong. It’s a reminder that Lent is not a sprint but a marathon, where the true victory lies not in how we start but in how we embrace each step, no matter how faltering, with faith and fortitude.

Continue to press on through the unpredictable waters of Lent. It’s a journey of sacrifice, sure, but also one of immeasurable growth and grace.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.