are the trials during Lent more abundant because, while we try to remain faithful to Lenten promises or tasks or the like, we come under stronger attack from the evil one, or is it that Our Lord, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, purposefully exercises (exorcises?) our spiritual muscles when we are most likely to look to His Passion for strength?
and, on the subject of His Passion, i was blessed to be able to see The Passion of the Christ again last night. it was a much more prayerful viewing for me this time and i caught several things i missed the last go-round. if you've not seen the movie, i still highly recommend it.
UPDATE: third time's a charm. saw the Passion again. if it's still playing in your neck of the woods, run, don't walk, to the theatre.