…a thoughtful observance of the spiritual calendar, a kind of sacred rhythm, has a lot of merit in a world so overbearingly secular.
- Derek Maul, Reaching Toward Easter
I have called you not to the secular journey where you must make everything in your life now as pleasant as possible. I have called you to the spiritual journey, to a process of enlarging your heart to desire Me above everything else.
- Larry Crabb
Repentance is the doorway to the spiritual life, the only way to begin. It is also the path itself, the only way to continue. Anything else is foolishness and self-delusion. Only repentance is both brute-honest enough, and joyous enough, to bring us all the way home.
- Frederica Mathewes- Green
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.
- Matthew 3:2
Is Lent a part of your spiritual journey?
Are there specific ways you use this time of spiritual preparation?
Read this great article from the Billy Graham Association. It may give you some ideas on how to observe Lent this year.
How valuable is a time of repentance, reflection and remembering the Cross in your spiritual life?