Riding the Walls
St. Ignatius teaches that the devil is like the leader of an opposing army that rides around the walls of a city looking for a weak point at which to attack. When the weakness is found it is there that the attack begins. Ignatius proposes that instead of allowing ourselves to be continually attacked we should instead go out and round around our own walls. Upon finding a weakness we should immediately begin to repair it and build it up. Lent is a great time for going out and riding around our walls. We seek to strengthen our weaknesses by taking on voluntary penances. If we challenge ourselves this Lent we will arrive at Easter with our walls in good repair and with much new strength.