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The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it’s the logic of love.

Mother Teresa

At its simplest, Lent is a season where you commit to a deeper holiness and more vibrant discipleship.

George Sinclair, clergyman

Lent is not just a time for squaring conscious accounts: but for realizing what we had perhaps not seen before. The light of Lent is given us to help us with this realization.

Thomas Merton, author and Trappist monk

Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.

St. Gregory Nazianzen

Lent is a call to renew a commitment grown dull, perhaps, by a life more marked by routine than by reflection.

Joan Chittister, American Benedictine nun and author

What if we view this desert time of Lent as not just a time to reflect or to lament or to confess or to fast, but a time where we learn to be free.

Megan Westra, author

Fasting confirms our utter dependence upon God by finding in Him a source of sustenance beyond food.

Dallas Willard, author

Lent is the autumn of the spiritual life during which we gather fruit to keep us going for the rest of the year.

St. Francis De Sales

If the invitation of Lent is to practice abstaining from something to focus more fully on who God is and how God is at work in the world, then I need to fast from my dependence on criticism.

Megan Westra, pastor and author

Each year, around the latter part of winter, Lent arrives. It nearly always surprises me. Here it is, once again, summoning me to change how I typically live.

W. David O. Taylor, author

The love of God toward you is like the Amazon River flowing down to water a single daisy.

F. B. Meyer, pastor and evangelist

I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.

Roland A. Browne, author of A Rose-Lover’s Guide

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