- Does Lent seem long? Does it seem like too much time for God to require of us? Think of it this way:
- “Or, as by the Law men had to offer up tithes of their possessions, so ought we to strive to offer tithes of our days. For from the first Sunday of Lent, until the joys of the Paschal feast, there are six weeks, which are two and forty days, from which, since the six days of Sunday are subtracted from the fast, there remain but thirty-six days. Since the year continues for three hundred and sixty-five days, we do penance for thirty-six days, as though offering to God a tenth of our year.”
— from THE SUNDAY SERMONS OF THE GREAT FATHERS Vol 2: From the First Sunday in Lent to the Sunday After the Ascension
- Also, check out a great selection of download-able Catholic music, including Top Ten Songs for Lent at TopCatholicSongs.com.
- And updated to add: more helpful, timely, Lenten thoughts from Father Philip