If there is one passage that is becoming more and more relevant in the modern world for Christians it’s this one from Matthew
Then they will hand you over to persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of my name. And then many will be led into sin; they will betray and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and deceive many; and because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.
It’s also speaks to the value of one of the most dear things that a Christian can have, particularly at the start of lent, Perseverance.
Perseverance is what allows us to resist the pull of the world, the temptations of The Devil and helps to to keep those sacrificial resolutions we make at the start of the Lenten season all the way to Easter Sunday (I know technically lent ends with the Easter Triduum but I’ve always figured if you can go without something during lent, you can go without it an extra three days.)
This Lenten season make the grace of perseverance a priority in your prayers and with God’s help it will stay with you long past Easter.
In today’s world I suspect we’ll all need it