Lent is a time to go into the desert with the Lord. Some years, quite frankly, are easier than others to enter into the suffering. Some years, the prayers, fasting, and almsgiving are just tough. Its not about you, it is about the Lord.
No matter where you are in your Lenten journey, be inspired like we were with these beautiful words of encouragement from the saints.
“Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may go to heaven.”
-St. Rose of Lima
“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…He knows your weakness. He only wants the chance to love you.” -St. Teresa of Calcutta
“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” -Ven. Fulton Sheen
“Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, kindles the true light of chastity.” -St. Thomas Aquinas
“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.” -St. Catherine of Siena